For Those In NC. Which City Has The Most Chicken Friendly Rules.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by deb1, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    My hubby retires from the military in January. He is planning on working a year afterwards overseas to get enough money to pay off our debt and put a downpayment on about 20 acres.

    So, we are very open to living anywhere in NC(maybe even Tenn and VA)

    Which towns in mainly NC have the most friendly rules for having chickens? I probably won't live in the actually city limits but its good to know in case the city limits ever expand.

    We are thinking that we would like to live in the foot hills because I think the area is beautiful.

    We currently live in Harnett county.
  2. emandmikey

    emandmikey Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Wake Forest, NC
    It's not in the foothills, but Raleigh is pretty chicken-friendly. Maybe you should look at a couple of the codes regarding animals for the towns you're interested in living near... checkout
  3. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Quote:I was planning on doing that, but as we are pretty open as to where we move, I was hoping that some of you could narrow the choices down for me.[​IMG] Anywhere means a lot of potential cities.

    Is Raleigh very expensive to live in? Again, I would not live in the city but outside of it, so maybe that would make a difference.

    I will put Raleigh on my 'maybe list' Thanks. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2008
  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    Mount Airy is a perfect location...chickens allowed in the city limits...Blue Ridge Parkway only 10 miles away and big city shopping and entertainment nearby in Winston-Salem.
    Only problem is you have to know all the episodes of the Andy Griffith Show.
  5. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Quote:I have visited Mt Airy and wrote about it on my blog. This was one of the places that we really, really want to live in.
    I thought it was a beautiful area! The people were all very, very friendly.

    My kids loved the candy store that is on the main street.
  6. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    My wife and I recently got out of the military and moved to Person County NC. So far, so good. Cost of living is pretty low here and there is lots to do in nearby Danville VA. Closer to home is Hyco lake with excellent fishing and water sports. I'm really enjoying it here. Durham and RTP is not too far away and the job market there is good. I was told that there were no livestock restrictions here but I would double check that because I'm not sure. There are several state parks close by as well. Small town atmosphere, lots of wildlife, I love it here. Beats the hell outta living in a cramped neighborhood in Suffolk VA with outrageous HOA fees and rules.
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    How soon? I can show you a place here in the foothills that has two acres of land and a double wide for under $40k. Basically no chicken issues at all. heh I did see one the other day when I was looking at land and the ONLY thing it had that wasn't allowed was no game cocks.

    If you'd like me to pm you privately our counties mls site, I'd be glad to. I only know about the one above b/c it's on my mail route. :)

    I'm on the outskirts of the city and there's no problems here as far as I know. We're about 45 minutes from Asheville, 45 minutes from Hickory, 2 hours from Charlotte, 2 hours from Pigeon Forge, TN.
  8. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Quote:I have to wait for about a year and a half. My husband goes on terminal leave in Novemember but he is planning on working overseas for a year to get us completly out of debt (hooray)and have enough money to pay down a big chunk on land.

    I would love to live near Asheville also. Double wides are fine but we would like around 20 or so acres.[​IMG]

    We have been talking and dreaming for his entire military career about the day that we can finally become self sufficient.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  9. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Quote:I don't know anything about Person County. I will have to look it up. My hubby LOVES fishing. This sounds good also.
  10. modenacart

    modenacart Songster

    Jan 21, 2008
    New Bern, NC
    The rules in New Bern are great.


    Sec. 6-1. Keeping swine.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain swine within the city unless the swine shall be kept, maintained or housed at least 150 yards from the nearest dwelling.
    (Code 1971, § 4-1)

    Sec. 6-2. Keeping horses, cattle, or sheep.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain horses, cattle, or sheep within the city, unless the horses, cattle, or sheep shall be kept, maintained or housed at least 200 feet from the nearest dwelling.
    (Code 1971, § 4-2; Ord. No. 1998-26, § 1, 4-14-98)

    Sec. 6-3. Animals constituting a public nuisance.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the city any animals or poultry in such numbers and so housed as to result in noxious or offensive odors, or loud and disagreeable noises, and thereby to constitute a public nuisance.
    (Code 1971, § 4-3)
    Cross references: Nuisances generally, § 26-26 et seq.

    Sec. 6-4. Impoundment of livestock at large and livestock in violation of article.
    Any livestock which is found running at large or is in violation of this article shall be seized and impounded by the chief of police.
    (Code 1971, § 4-4)
    Secs. 6-5--6-25. Reserved."'

    Just be sure you research anywhere you buy first. I spoke with realiters that said we couldn't have chickens in the city, which was completely false after reading the rules.

    Only thing around here is 20 acres is going to cost you big time unless you move away from the city.

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