Chickens allowed?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmbchickens, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. cmbchickens

    cmbchickens In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2013
    Hello, all. I live in Brentwood, TN and have a strong desire to have chickens. I saw, through this website, the ordinance regarding my city, but I'm not sure if I fully understand it. It LOOKS like I would need a minimum of 3 acres to have chickens. We only have about 1. But I heard from a friend of a friend that "checked into it," and you can have chickens, but no roosters, but I'm not sure if this person was taking into account the 3-acre rule or not. So bottom line, does anyone know for sure or is able to interpret our ordinance in Brentwood, TN as to whether I would be able to have chickens on less than 3 acres?

    Thanks so much for any input offered.

  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Looks like you may need to look into that "board of zoning appeals" approval for specific lots that is mentioned after the less than three acre prohibition. Maybe someone in the TN forum can shed some light on that if someone in city administration won't.

    Best of luck and welcome to BYC!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck in resolving your question.
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] I agree with the advice regarding posting in the TN thread. Good luck.
  6. [​IMG]
    Maybe you can try posting in the Local Laws and Ordinances (and how to change them) section in the forum! Good Luck!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas!

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