Chicken Experiences in Central Florida?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Diesel84, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Diesel84

    Diesel84 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2010
    Hi BYC! I live in Orlando and have 3 small chicks about 3 weeks old... Has anybody else in the central florida area had some experiences w/raising chickens in this urban area? Legal or not? Any were there any incidences w/pesky neighbors? City officials? I'm trying to prepare myself as much as possible and have been doing tons of internet research but have barely come up with any info on raising backyard poultry... Is there anyone out there who has?

    Thanks BYC!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Merritt Island
    Haha- this doesn't help, but I know how you feel. I live in Brevard County- so howdy neighbor! I finally called our county zoning office, but you might check and search for orlando. Good luck to you![​IMG]
  3. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    Take a trip to city hall, also are you sure you want chickens i heard your city has large mice problems lol;)
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Orlando FLORIDA Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in Orlando Yes
    Max Chickens Allowed 30-Orlando adopted the Orange Country rules in 1991
    Roosters Allowed Yes
    Permit Required No
    Coop Restrictions: Proximity restrictions and sanitation rules apply
    City/Organization Contact name:
    Additional Information: The raising or keeping of poultry for domestic purposes shall be a permitted use, provided that it is limited to thirty (30) birds or less, and the lot is located a minimum of one hundred (100) feet from all residential zoned districts. All pens, enclosures, or waste disposal activities shall not be located any closer than fifty (50) feet from the property line or one hundred (100) feet from a residential dwelling unit and shall not be located any closer than fifty (50) feet from the normal high water elevation of any natural water body. ("Poultry" shall mean domestic fowl such as chickens, roosters, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, hens, quails, pheasants and squabs.) Illegal to: (11) Dye or color artificially any animal or fowl, including but not limited to, rabbits, baby chickens and ducklings. (12) Sell, offer for sale or give away for purposes of premiums, pets or toys, any baby chicken, duckling, or other fowl under four (4) weeks of age or rabbit under two (2) months of age.
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Quote:Hey chickens love to eat mice! Can't help on the central fl since I am in NE FL but want to wish you Good Luck, you will love having chickens!
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2010
  6. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hey neighbor! I live in brevard county too! I know we can have chickens, no roosters and have to acquire a permit..

  7. Gerry2

    Gerry2 New Egg

    Jul 4, 2010
    Hello! I'm new and thinking about getting chickens. We live on the west cost (Largo FL,) what chickens do you suggest for our area?

  8. mystieswendsen

    mystieswendsen New Egg

    Jun 2, 2013
    I live in Merritt island Florida and can't seem to find the regulations for here? Does anyone know?

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