Getting chicks

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Takeylla, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Takeylla

    Takeylla Chirping

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    I’m thinking of getting baby chicks this year. The thing is though, I live in Springdale, sc in a neighborhood, and I would like to know if I can have roosters and hens and how many. The type of chickens I want are bantams, like silkies, old English game, Japanese, Phoenix, and some more bantam breeds. The chicks are straight run though. So I was wondering how many I can have here and what genders of chickens I can have.
     
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  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Free Ranging

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    I think that it will depend on the rules in your specific neighborhood. Some neighborhoods don't allow any type of "livestock", which usually includes chickens, while others allow you to have around 4 hens. The best thing to do would be to look at the terms of your neighborhood covenant.
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Free Ranging

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    And welcome to BYC! I do hope you will be able to have chickens!
     
  4. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Does your neighborhood have an HOA? Or any covenants to follow, even if not an HOA? If so, you'll need to read those.

    If you live in the city/town limits, then you need to look up info on their website. If you cannot find anything, then call. However, often the person on the other end of the phone will not know specifically or will make an assumption, or sometimes pass along their opinion (no chickens) as if it is fact. Have seen comments on BYC of all the above happening to various people. Is there a fb page for your area/neighborhood? You may find there is/has been a push for allowing chickens in your area and my find information this way.

    If you live outside of the city/town limits, you may have to look at county rules or township rules. Sometimes, even in rural areas, you have to have so much land to have one thing or another. Sometimes, there are no specific rules.

    Of course, BYC has state forums, and you can ask there. State thread links are pinned at the very top.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/where-am-i-where-are-you.26/
     
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  5. Takeylla

    Takeylla Chirping

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    Thank you and I appreciate the warm welcome
     
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    Takeylla Chirping

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    Thank you
     
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