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  1. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well after months of planning. Making sure there was no law agenst chickens, and the neighbours would not care if i got them. Spent the whole weekend building the coop found a source to buy chickens. and what do i read on the front page of the paper today. My city is voting next week to ban " urban Chickens" Talk about bad timeing. If this falls through i am going to have one very disapointed 3year old boy.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just when most towns are doing the opposite and allowing urban chickens, your town is taking a step backward. Is there any discussion on the topic, are they taking other opinions?

    deb g
     
  3. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they will grandfather in anyone who already owns chickens???
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yup, this is it.

    "Yes your Honor, I swear bugkiller had chickens already."


    Imp- Good luck
     
  5. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! If you get them before the vote no, then you are grandfathered in! Go for it!
     
  6. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL That is exactly what i said to my wife. We need to get the chickens ASAP, even if i get a couple birds that are done laying just to get birds before they pass the by-law so if there is a grandfather clause. I am going to try to go to the meeting at city hall next week but i do have hope cause there were alot of very upset people in the news paper article that said they would be protesting it.
     
  7. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The only problem I see with that plan is that the "grandfather clause" would only apply to the birds that were in residence when the law was passed. You wouldn't be able to get new birds to add to the population. I hope you can make time to go up there and protest with them!
     
  8. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    In that case get a bunch of barred rocks or another breed that they all look very close to the same. and keep replacing individuals. They will just think you have the chickens that never die [​IMG] That should at least give you a few years of chickens and plenty of time to have the laws changed. How long did the longest living chicken live? I thought it was about 12 yrs? 16 yrs?
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    "Yes, your Honor. I swear chickens in my experience live 50 years, and can change color at will."

    alot of very upset people in the news paper article that said they would be protesting it.

    Maybe the law won't pass. Flood them with calls, emails, letters etc. Then elect chicken friendly city officials.

    Imp​
     
  10. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should bring my very cute 3 year old to the city meeting. He seems to always get what he wants. LOL
     

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