Getting around HOA CC&R's?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by FRlEDeggs, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    We have 4 hens and will be moving to a HOA in approx. 2 months. CC&R's say no poultry, any way we can get around this and still keep our chickens?
     

  2. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Songster

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    If the rules are enforced don't move there! Find a place that is friendly to chickens. I'm a rural zoning administrator and I have a person that wants to develop a subdivision within a half-mile of a 5,000 head feedlot. They would be down-wind for the summer prevailing winds. the developers want to change the required setbacks so they could locate there. It is not going to happen. You are doing the same thing only opposite. These people have setup their living area to be free of critters like chickens, cows, goats, etc. respect that and find another place to live.
     
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  3. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    This is what it says in the CC&R's: "No animals, livestock, or poultry shall be raised, bred, or kept on any portion of the Property except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept if they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purposes, and if they do not become a nuisance to other Owners and/or occupants of the Property."

    Any loopholes? Do hens count as household pets?
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    HOA can rarely, ever be overcome. By buying into it, you agree to the terms. Since poultry is explicitly mentioned, I'd say it's hopeless. This issue come up many times here, and I'm very sorry to say, it just is what it is.
     

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