city ordinances for chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by homecatmom, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. homecatmom

    homecatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Several weeks ago when I joined this list, someone sent a message with a link to check if my city (West Covina, CA.) allows chickens. I have searched high and low for the link and cannot find it again. Please whoever sent it, re-send it. I need to print it and highlight it for a neighbor...pronto.
    Thanks in Advance!!

    I continued my search and I found it finally. This was very informative in case any of you would like to see if your ordinances are online. www.municode.com The funny thing is this was sent to me by a member in England..The internet is a wonderful thing! Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2007
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    The ones for my town aren't but I printed out copies when I found it online.
    Thanks for the reminder, though.
     
  3. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, municode is the only one I know, and normally when I see a post of the "can I keep chickens in my town" variety, I just stick up the URL . . . my knowledge of US law is basic to say the least, and what I do know I've learnt from BYC, so I find it's best to let a factual website do the talking for me [​IMG]
     
  4. chadchicago

    chadchicago Out Of The Brooder

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    I made this video where you can listen in to the chicago cops and me discussing whether it is illegal to have chickens in chicago.

    You'll be surprised at the result!

    Youtube Video: Chicken Coop In Chicago?

    Moral of the story is: get it in writing
     
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  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
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    Very nice video. Well do you have or are you getting chickens?
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2007
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I got some folks living in the middle of Chicago having chickens! Get a copy of the city ordidance and if they say they do ALLOW chickens, at least you are safe there.

    I see why NOT you could have chickens.....things are changing in the last decade that people want fresh eggs and pet chickens.....go for it! Its getting popular!

    PS sorry I was not able to understand the video....no CC on it....hearing impaired here!
     
  7. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bwahahahahaha that was just plain funny.

    (the complete lack of knowledge on the parts of everyone but the lawyer AND the response of the lawyer.)

    My husband had me call the town clerk where we live, just in case, but we're in a really agricultural area, so me being laughed at made MUCH more sense.. *grin*
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Man! Listening to that video just reminds me of how rude people can talk to each other. Everyone he talked to responded back to him like he was an idiot because he wanted to know the answer to ONE SIMPLE QUESTION. What's wrong with this country to where people can't talk to others with respect anymore. Makes me glad that I'm southern and not in Chicago.

    I'm not saying that ALL people in Chicago talk to others like that but everyone that WORKS for the city of Chicago sure comes across that way.

    Just rude!!!
     
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    This is why online searches are so nice...no people with opinions about the law, but the actual law itself. Don't answer the question if you don't know the answer. I don't know, but I will find out are some powerful words.
     
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  10. ali

    ali Out Of The Brooder

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    the person in ok should really see that, she's battling the city right now. i've always thought that the law was in the hand of whoever your talking to at that moment. good thing you did'nt just stop with the one department but followed through till you got the right answer. it should be mandatory that law enforcement or any involved with the city / state should KNOW the laws for that city and that state wonder how many people have had their chickens taken cause chicago employees are ignorant.
     

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