Changing mat toons chicken ordinace

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by monkeypie102, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Hatching

    Apr 28, 2014
    So I live in mattoon il and we have a no chicken ordinace. My family is hoping to own chickens for eggs sometime but won't be able to unless we can change their minds. Any one have ideas who I can even talk to about getting this changed or what I can do or say to get this in the works?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    I think your fight is not worth it. These communities like yours are run by "good ole boys" and changing things is probably next to impossible. Move out two miles out of town and things are probably different there.
    Run for mayer and win and then change things. [​IMG]
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

    Jan 12, 2010
    first step, don't listen to the caveman
    Gather data/facts from communities who have allowed chickens,
    Find out what they did to make it happen.
    Rally community support and present a good case based again on fact.
    Outline reasonable restrictions and requirements... (number of chickens, no roos, coop distance from homes etc.) This way they don't have to do any work to appease those wanting chickens.
    Be ready to also dispel stupid myths and stand up against arrogance.
    Good luck

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