Checking bylaws?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Saerasx, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Saerasx

    Saerasx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2014
    Beaverton, OR
    Ive done the research and we are allowed up to 4 hens but no roos, awesome! My husband brought up what about our neighborhoods bylaws? We dont pay HOA fees and we didnt get a "welcome packet" when we moved in either. A search of the internet brings up nothing. So are we in the clear? We have never heard of a "leader" or anything like that. My husband is just concerned because "no one else has chickens", but my response was because we cant see into other yards and if they are quiet hens we wouldnt hear much anyway. He is just paranoid I think. Is there some special way for me to double check? Or should I just adhere to our city's ordinance?

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2013
    I would go with the city ordinance. If you keep it clean no one should mind. Besides that is YOUR home, do what makes you happy.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Are you in an HOA? They can set rules and regulations. It happens to people on here all the time. City laws may allow chickens but HOA's can set additional restrictions. If you have an HOA go talk to them. If you don't have an HOA go by the city laws.
  4. Saerasx

    Saerasx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2014
    Beaverton, OR
    Its a bit weird from what I understand. Technically there is an HOA type group but we dont pay anything and I have never seen any set of rules, Im really not sure what course to take. Our city is clear about having up to 4 hens- no roos as long as you arent in the city proper, which we arent. Im thinking I can go off of those rules, if there was any sort of leadership I would think that they would set out rules clearly.
  5. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    If there is a HOA, you would have signed some sort of document agreeing to the terms and conditions of the HOA at the closing when you bought your house. You should have a copy in your closing papers. Otherwise, check with the HOA. The terms and conditions of a HOA can be more restrictive than those of a city or county.


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