Change East Fishkill Ordinance

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by paz349, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. paz349

    paz349 New Egg

    Apr 1, 2013
    Hi everyone! I am new to this site and was interested in getting some chicks. I would like to teach my children some responsibility and to have some fresh eggs.However, my town, East Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., will only allow you to have a chicken with a minimum of 10 ACRES!!!. After reading about some of the large cities which allow chickens (NYC), I was shocked that my rural suburban town has this restriction. I was wondering if there are any other residents out there who are trying to change this or are willing to join me in doing so, Also, does anyone out there have any experience in attempting to change a town ordinance? I live in an area with 1 acre lots and really can't see how this would be an issue. Thanks.
  2. Ozonemama3008

    Ozonemama3008 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2015
    Stormville , New York
    Hi I also live in East Fishkill. I would like to see this ordinance changed as well. In fact there was a town board "work group" in July where the zoning and planning board all met and they touched on this topic. I think this will be ripe for change because so many people who live in EF currently have chickens on one acre. I would love to meet with you and get a grass roots going to change it.
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  3. kdlugozi

    kdlugozi New Egg

    Sep 20, 2015
    I am moving to a home in Hopewell Junction (on 1 acre) and would also like to raise a couple of hens for their eggs, and to teach my kids responsibility. Would love to get involved in this movement to change EF's ordinances. If cities like Beacon are allowing backyard chickens, why does EF have such a problem with it?
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  4. dichpich

    dichpich New Egg

    Nov 15, 2016
    Hi guys, did you have any luck with it? I am in Wappingers and we have the same rediculous laws. Was wondering if I have any chance to change it. Thank you
  5. marierod

    marierod Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2016
    How did it go I have chickens n don't have 5 acres either I believe that's the law for Wappingers in East Fishkill probably Hopewell as well 5 Acres which is stupid nobody needs five acres for chicken if there ever is another meeting about this I will totally be in.

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