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Does anyone live in a very Chicken/duck friendly town? If so, where?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by dawnjoennikki98, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. dawnjoennikki98

    dawnjoennikki98 Chirping

    Oct 5, 2010
    New Jersey
    Hi everyone! I'm really curious to know about the towns that DO allow chickens, and or ducks and don't seem to be changing that any time soon! Especially in the NJ/Pennsylvania area, but anywhere is great! [​IMG]


  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Hi Dawn.
    Have you thought of moving outside city limits? Here in Texas, if you are outside city limits, you can have as many chickens/ducks you want(as long as you aren't in some snooty neighborhood).
    Maybe it's the same way up where you live?
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    My city and many of the cities in southern California allow chickens (no roos) and ducks. However, most of them require a certain amount of setback from houses, so it may mean buying a large lot and land can be really expensive here. In my city, San Diego, if you have the setback requirements, I believe you can have up to 20 fowl.

    ETA: I know that doesn't help if you don't want to move across the country. But, the weather is mild here all year around.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I am almost afraid to respond because what if the laws change... [​IMG]

    For now, so far as I can find, my hometown (Wilkesboro, NC) has NO ordinances related to poultry keeping where I live. I have researched and researched and can't find a thing prohibiting. Even called the local animal control and they knew of no ordinances. My problem is only keeping so many chickens as I can afford, lol.

    Good luck!
  5. CountryGal76

    CountryGal76 In the Brooder

    Here in my area in Blairsville, Georgia there is no ordinances on chickens, etc. But this area is already huge on farms and gardens, etc so its more of the way of life around here. Its uncommon for people around here to NOT have any livestock lol
  6. heather112588

    heather112588 Songster

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD is friendly. I live in Baltimore county... only rule is that you need at least an acre of land to have chickens. But there is no number limit and no rooster limit. I have found the entire state to be friendly towards chickens...its surprising barely anyone except northen or easten shore MD has them though.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
  7. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I live in a small town near Corvallis, OR and we are very chicken/duck friendly despite all the "city people" who have decided to move here. "Officially" you need a permit but I think I'm the only one in town who has one [​IMG] When I went to get signatures from my neighbors they all fessed up that they have chickens but never got a permit. We are even allowed to have roosters as long as your neighbors don't mind. A friend a few streets over has ducks in the creek behind her house...no one cares. My neighbor had a pig and others around us have had sheep, goats, horses...it's pretty lax for now.

  8. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Quote:Not sure how long that will last. The rural county next to mine just passed an animal control ordinance that requires leashes and rabies shots. I hope the article was just sloppy and not the law. I am not sure how I would get a leash on to a chicken.

    If you are in Texas, you need to check city/county regulations, deed restrictions, homeowner associations, and ornery neighbors.
  9. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    I live in Rock Hill,SC and we can have as many fowl as is possible.We live on 1/3 acre and we have 17 chickens,two ducks,two guineas,three silkies,and 7 quail. The law is they cannot free range out into the neighborhood.We have to have our coop setback at least 30' from the main dwelling.No laws how big unless its a permanent dwelling.defined as: cement floor or foundations.We dont even use cement in our posts,so no need for us to get a permit.We could even have goats,but my shed is there. [​IMG]

    we live on the end house on our street next to a busy artery going thro rock hill to chester.the traffic seems to hide the rooster crows nicely.our neighbors didnt even know we had them for some time til we gave them eggs.
  10. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    Here south of houston is good in the nighborhood about every other 3 houses has chickens some with roos and no problem..the neighbors on my sides and behind don't have any but they are nice they enjoy getting eggs when they need them :p..everyone is happy

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