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Chickens in Columbus,Ohio??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DustinC36, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. DustinC36

    DustinC36 Hatching

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    Hello everyone. Our family is currently in the research phase. We live in the north east part of Columbus Ohio. First, are we even allowed to have chickens in our neck of the woods? I've seen and heard of others in our neighborhood that have had chickens, but know nothing and where to start. Our family really wants to go the route of homesteading, but in a rural setting, so we thought raising chickens would be a good start. Looking for any help possible.
     
  2. Welshies

    Welshies Crowing

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    You can phone your county extension agent :)
     
  3. DustinC36

    DustinC36 Hatching

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    How do we do that?
     
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  4. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi Dustin and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
    You can find your extension agent somewhere around here. You'll also want to checkout your state thread. Lots of Ohio folks out here.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Hi, Dustin, and welcome to BYC. Type your state name in the search bar at the top of the page. Locate your state thread and post this question there. Hopefully someone will have the answer.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Good luck, I hope you can get a flock of birds soon! Meanwhile listen in on our chicken chat, ask lots of questions. Welcome aboard! :)
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi & :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Fingers crossed you are able to keep chickens in your area :fl

    Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  9. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    Do you know what your property is zoned? If not, you can generally find out online. This would be a good first step as laws would be dependent on zoning. If you are in town limits you will likely find the regulations on the town website. Searching including the words "zoning" "poultry" "fowl" or "livestock" usually produce good results as to the specific ordinances that would be applicable.
     

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