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Crying over change in zoning

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ksmc, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. ksmc

    ksmc New Egg

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    After researching rules and finding none, we bought our baby chicks and raised them through laying. Someone complained and all the sudden a rule was "found". So, so upsetting. Now we have our adorable little red coop with no idea what we can use it for. Tried selling and of course people want it for nothing. It housed 8 chickens comfortably. Any ideas of what we could turn it into?
    Thanks for ideas.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - sorry to hear it is under these circumstances. Without seeing the structure it is impossible for us to suggest possible repurposing ideas - could you take and post some photos? Have you considered becoming involved in working to change the zoning regulations for your area so that poultry can be allowed? When you were researching prior to getting your birds who/what were your sources for the assurances that there were no prohibitions in place?
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear of your zoning issues, that must have been very hard to give them up. Please do as Ol Grey Mare suggests and see if you can get the zoning laws changed...there may be more people in your area that would like to have birds and you could all band together.

    As for your coop, maybe it could be re-purposed as a kid's playhouse or a gardening shed/greenhouse with some small changes?

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. ksmc

    ksmc New Egg

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    We did all we could believe me. It's a very small village and the good ol guy government.
    I'd like to make this into something else to remember my girls.
     
  5. ksmc

    ksmc New Egg

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    We did research it and even one of the trustees assured us nothing was in place to discourage us. We were able to place the girls with a family who raises chickens in another area. I can see them when I want but it's not the same.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is pretty nice looking ... don't know ... a couple of rabbits or guinea pigs? Maybe you could put it in or beside a raised bed garden and place some flowers and a few of those attractive metal chickens around it for yard decor.
     
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  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some areas that don't permit chickens - allow quail etc. you might inquire about having a different type of poultry.
     
  10. ksmc

    ksmc New Egg

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    Their answer is no livestock, in particularly chickens. When I think of livestock, I usually don't think of chickens.
     

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