Des Plaines IL

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Tom P, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Tom P

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  2. Tom P

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    I would be interested in starting a petition. If you know of anyone that lives in Des Plaines please contact me thru PM.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Tom P

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    I spoke to my alderman and it seems that he would be interested in presenting my case to the city council.

    I was wondering if anyone had information prepared when they presented their case to the city?

    Any research? Facts? Studies? That I could share to show they chickens are harmless pets?

    Most of the data I found was dated and I was looking for something more recent.
     
  4. Tom P

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    I complied a list of Chicago & Suburbs that allow back yard chickens. Let me know if any information needs updating:

    Cities that allow backyard chickens
    1. Chicago – No limit, no permit required
    2. Downers Grove – 4 mature hens, no roosters, setback requirement on coop, no permit
    3. Lombard – no limit, no roosters, no permit, setback limit on coop
    4. Naperville - no limit, no roosters, no permit, setback requirement on coop
    5. Oak Park – 2 hen limit, roosters allowed, no permit, coop restrictions
    6. Saint Charles – No limit, no roosters, no permit, permit required to build coop
    7. Westmont – No roosters, no permit needed, setback on coop
    8. Evanston – no less than 2 no more than 6 hens, register with Illinois Dept of Agriculture, license needed
    9. La Grange – permit needed, 4 hens (passed 10/16/14)
    10. Elgin - 4 hens , no roosters, coop setback
    11. Grayslake – 6 hens, no roosters, coop size limit, need to register hens with Illinois Dept of Agriculture
    12. Barrington
    13. Western Springs – 4 hen max, no roosters, coop built to code
    14. Deerfield – 4 hen max, no roosters, coop 10 feet from property line
    15. Brookfield – 3 hen max, no roosters, no composting of manure
    16. Northbrook
    17. Batavia – 8 hens, no roosters, application needed
     
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    Good morning,
    I'm interested and would like to work with you. there are few Des plaines residents on Face book who are interested too.
     
  7. Tender

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    Interested as well. I have joined cluck and it seams to have lost interest. Lets get this moving forward.
     
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    Hi,

    I'm in and ready to help out any way I can. I don't see any activity on facebook group, how can we start this process?
     
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    Now it's the time to send emails to the city of Des Plaines mayor and to your alderman requesting her/him to help passing an ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Des Plaines. I will keep you posted to when the meeting is scheduled so we all can attend.
     
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    Is this still happening? We would love to have chickens in Des Plaines.
     
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