Disappointed in Beaver County PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alexisexplainsitall, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. alexisexplainsitall

    alexisexplainsitall New Egg

    Jul 8, 2011
    Hello BYC Forum,

    I'd like to say thank you to the website and its community, I've never run across anything so helpful when it comes to chickens!

    I'm posting to say how disappointed I am that I am not allowed to have Chickens. I did so much research on this website and got so excited about building a coop and then I found out I am not allowed to have chickens at all! I joined today so I can update the Ordinances so no one else will be as upset as I am since my city wasn't listed here. Turns out where I live is zoned as commercial and I would need a minimum of 5 acres of land in order to qualify as a Hobby Farm in order to have chickens. I personally spoke to the Ordinance Officer and after I got off the phone I almost cried. I love my house and my acre of land but a part of me wishes I never moved to Center Township.

    I hope if anyone else is reading this lives in Center Township / Aliquippa / Beaver County PA has called their Ordinance Officer first because the gentleman I spoke to says he recently made people get rid of their laying hens, he seems serious about enforcing his laws.

    Thank you all and if there's anyway to change this I'd love to know - I doubt it because I'm zoned as commercial but here's hoping.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Skip the Ordinance officer. Talk to a city councilman about how to go about getting an ordinance change to allow 3 or 4 chickens and no roosters...that would be a start. Try applying for a zoning varience to allow them on your property. There are no guarantees though. Good luck.
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]


  5. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Horn Lake MS
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Hollychic11

    Hollychic11 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2011
    Canonsburg PA
    [​IMG] I'm not to far from you in PA..I live in Washington County
  8. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Can't help you on your problem, but welcome, and the above advice sounds good!
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Good luck & I hope you can have chickens one day soon [​IMG]
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I agree with dawg53. Also, if you can get other to help as well, things might get changed. It is worth a try. [​IMG]

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