eureka california no poultry within 50 feet of dwelling help

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by humboldtchicken, May 5, 2009.

  1. humboldtchicken

    humboldtchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I am new here. Hope I am posting correctly. Looking for advice concerning the regulations here in eureka, california. We are northern california. It states we cannot have poultry within fifty feet of any dwelling, our yard is not that large, average size yard. Have to get exact measurements but definately not fifty. I only have three chickens, hens. Not legal right now. Anyone from here? Anyone know how to make those measurements not so large, three chickens are perfect in our backyard. I really hate hiding them but it reminds me so much of my childhood and the kids really like um. Let me know if anyone has similar situation, please.
     
  2. farmerpete

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    from farmerpete: Was in same sittuation when I lived in RIVERSIDE 35yrs. ago. I kept my turkey in my garage at night and the next morning I would let him out after neighbors went to work. One week end neighbors dog started barking when turkey gobbled. Animal control came out and told me that I needed to get rid of thr turkey or i would be fined $100 a day. We had turkey dinner that night. We complained about the dog barking and it was picked up for barking all the time. We move out of Ca. shortly after and now reside in Cleveland Tx. and we could'nt be happier on our 2 acres with neighbors that have horses and cows. We now have lots of chickens, goats, and 2 pigs. We will NEVER miss CA. It's not the same state I grew up in 42yrs. ago. I would however talk to your neighbors about their thoughts of chickens as neighbors and if you have a rooster, Well, they do get noisey.
     
  3. Eureka Jennifer

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    Hi Humboldtchicken, I live in Eureka as well and I am very interested in how this turns out. I have babies coming in June and I am a little scared... I think I will tag along a while and hope all goes well. I have a few friends here in Eureka that have chickens even chickens that free range all over the block but I am not sure about the distance from their home. Do you own or rent? All of my neighbors are fine with chickens and are looking forward to eggs. I hope this all works out well for us all. I am not sure what to do, since I rent and have considered hiding them on the side of the house and hoping for the best?

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  4. humboldtchicken

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    By the way you asked, do I own or rent? I don't own, boyfriend does, its his house. We will be putting the chickens in a coop in garage with a exit door into the run in yard. The run will be fenced in with wood fencing boards so no peepers can see from road. So chicken coop in garage that opens to outside run, then outside that run is a six foot fence around yard. The six foot fence has a good one and a half to two inch spacing so thats the reason for the wooden (so see) chicken run. Plus there are a lot of people that are nosey going through alley. Theres a sign on the yard fence that says guard dog so no one will come in, doberman dog, people are scared to death of him though he is a big baby...except for the druggies and no gooders, he really gets some funny vibe off them. Anyhow, yes i am flying under the radar for the time.
     
  5. Eureka Jennifer

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    That sounds awesome, sounds like you have thought it out as well as I have. Cant wait to see picks of your chicks

    I got a call from my landlord today because we sent him a letter asking if we could have the chickens (which is a good idea I think) and his said he was on board with us getting chickens - how relieving that was. Our neighbors are on board now we have to do it perfect with smells and such and we should be great. I am super excited.

    I'll post picks later too...

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