*deep breath*. I think we're going to try it.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by StarLover21, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    We have five chickens, illegally. We've had them for three or four years (or some of them), and our neighbors are fine with them. Still, it would be nice knowing that it was legal. If it was, we could build them a giant coop- and even get more!
    Right now the law says they have to be 150 feet away from any houses or buildings, etc.
    How do I go about changing this?
  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    I think you're asking two different questions, but I'm not sure. The first would be "how to change laws to allow chickens" and the second is "how to revise setbacks." The place to start would be with your local zoning officials. The less they're 'surprised' by a proposal, the smoother things might go. Plus, you'll get an idea as to what type of opposition or support you're likely to get.

    This can be a nervous time, especially since you've been 'hiding' your flock.

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