Have Any Cities Changed Their Mind?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by stevetone, May 30, 2010.

  1. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    In the modern urban chicken movement, does anyone know of any cities that have reversed their decision to allow chickens in the city limits and re-banned them?

  2. 5 spoiled hens

    5 spoiled hens In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2009
    Yes, Eugene Oregon - I just posted an article about it. They went from 2 hens to unlimited as along as no complaints [​IMG]
  3. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Quote:OK, that's great, but opposite of what I was asking about.

    I'm looking for cities that have went from allowing hens to prohibiting them.
  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    I am allowed 15 here in Salina, Ks, but was told that the city is thinking of changing the law to not allow chickens anymore. so I have been watching for that and will fight it, even if I was grandfathered in I think more people should have chickens.
  5. camillusb

    camillusb In the Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    I live in camillus ny and I recently got chickens in the beginning of may before doing so i checked everything out and from I could see i could depending on what size my property was ...at they were limitations on where they had to be kept etc..so anyways this was a law from 1990..I have found out that on may 10 2010 they now say you can only have dogs or cats and if you have any other type of animal they have to be housed in your principle building 24/7.... so im not quite sure what to do.. any suggestions...??? pls help thank you
  6. AZKat

    AZKat Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    The City of Mesa, Arizona was considering not allowing chickens on property smaller than one acre. If you search the archives you can find the entire saga, but the short version is that the word got out that the change had been proposed, and by the time the proposed code change went up for a vote, not only had they decided not to change the ordinance, but no one was really sure who had wanted to ban chickens to start with. In the words of the Mayor "The chicken lobby is strong in Mesa."
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Tempe, AZ has moved in the direction of making the code less rigid, not more. While they have not raised the numbers of hens allowed in all single family residential, they have taken out the restrictions on the placement of coops, realizing that the noise and nuisance ordinances deal with any possible issues. When they updated the table of allowed uses, they actually have it listed that uo to 5 hens are allowed in multi-family residential [​IMG] however the text says "single-family residential." And rules of construction are "if it is not specifically allowed, it is not allowed." It would be interesting to see how it would play out if someone challenged it.

    Fortunately I'n in the Ag district and dont have limits [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. nonseq

    nonseq Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Central Ohio
    My city has changed its mind. Two years ago there were no rules prohibiting chickens. Today I got a notice that I am in violation of some code apparently enacted AFTER i got chickens. I am not sure what to do.

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