Ok, so the grandfather clause, what is this? Where can I get info on it? We added onto house and before we add we did have fifty feet. Here's the laws here in Eureka, California... It is hereby a nuisance and it shall be unlawful to keep or permit to be kept upon any premises in the city: 1. Any rabbits or poultry except racing-homing pigeons within 50 feet of any dwelling, school, church, or hospital: or, 2. more than 200 in all rabbits or poultry, except racing-homing pigeons, and except by special permit of the Planning Commission first had and obtained, or any rooster over four months old within 50 feet of any dwelling, school, church, or hospital. This provision limiting the maximum number of favvits or poultry to 200 in all shall not be retroactive or effective as to rabbit or poultry ranches actually in operation on Jan 1, 1960, when the average number of rabbits or poultry ordinarily kept at any such establishment exceeds such number. Well this was long but wanted to get it all in. A City called Arcata which is about 10 minutes away doesnt have anything in the municapal code about poultry, only swine/cows/etc. No, I don't want to relocate at this time. We think we are going to relocate in a year or two but for now, any ideas about if I can use the grandfather clause because before we built on there was at least fifty feet away we could keep chickens.