Can't find any law about pet chickens in Indiana!!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by livingrn, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. livingrn

    livingrn Chirping

    Feb 25, 2008
    I live in Fort Wayne Indiana and I have searched the codes and ordinances and can't find anything in regards to whether I can ha ve chickens. I did call the humane society and she said no but couldn't state an actual ordinance or law in regards to it. Do any of you have an idea of where to go? I want chickens but don't want trouble.
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Call your local Extension office and ask them. They will either know or should know who you can call to find out. Also, if you get a 'No' answer call someone else (get the names of whoever you talk to). Sometimes people just say no when they don't really know the right answer. If you get two 'no's' then you can probably figure that you can't have them.
  3. livingrn

    livingrn Chirping

    Feb 25, 2008
    Chirpy, thanks for the reply. Haven't called them but I did look on the website and didn't find anything relating to chickens. Boy do I hope they ok it. I've already got them and can't imagine parting with them. I had been told that it was ok to have them from I guy I shared the order with but then someone else said no. Well, I guess I just hope for the best.
  4. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    lol if you cant find them they must be legal. If someone questions you about them tell them the truth. They are legal and you can look it up. if you don't find anything they won't find anything [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I found that info about chickens for us was written into the zoning part of the ordinances. NOT under animals like some other towns. The local library should have a copy of your town's ordinances, if not city office certainly does. I just told mine that I wanted to become familiar with the rules and I sat down and read thru it. Good luck!
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hey, all I did was call the animal shelter and left a message. They called me back the next day with all the information.
  7. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    The city council is the organization you would need to speak with.
  8. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    I live in outside of the city limits of Lowell, Indiana. I have been searching everywhere online for info about having chickens in Lake County and can't find anything. I've looked under zoning laws and muncipal codes and anything else I could think of. And I already have my chicks and couldn't possibly part with them. My husband probably wouldn't mind but I would. I am figuring it is okay because other people on the lake have had farm geese and peacocks. And the dog breeder I got my lab from, her soon has pheasants and quails.[​IMG]
  9. Betsy

    Betsy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northeast Indiana
    Chickens are NOT allowed in the Fort Wayne city limits. There is an ordinance that prohibits keeping livestock of any kind. Not recently, but in the early 2000's they made someone get rid of their bantams, and also made someone get rid of their horse despite the fact that these animals were pets. Then there was a big flap about a boy keeping a lamb that was his pet, and they made an exception for him.
    Thankfully, my family lives in the county, and I can't wait to move out. Meanwhile, I will fight any attempt at county consolidation, because if the city takes us over we might be forbidden to keep chickens.
    Livingrn, please send me a pm if you are interested in fighting that no-chickens ordinance. Even though I live in the county, I have often wanted to fight for the poor souls in Fort Wayne who can't keep chickens. It's an ordinance that needs to be changed.
  10. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    LaGrange County
    Good Luck fighting the system. I live up in Wolcottville, near Adams Lake. Glad I can have chicks. That is why we moved to the country to have animals. Love it!!

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