Hello from Broken Arrow, OK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by johnnyb61820, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. johnnyb61820

    johnnyb61820 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Mar 24, 2012
    I am planning on purchasing my first hens today! I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and have three boys who will also love it. I am planning on enclosing the underside of my kids' mini-playground for the coop when they are ready.
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,854
    107
    218
    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,204
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    136
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    83
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,769
    1,127
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    462
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,706
    16
    203
    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG]
     
  9. dakcpich

    dakcpich New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Apr 9, 2012
    Hello BA!! I too live in Broken Arrow and am trying to understand the ordinance and what we are allowed to do and not do. Are we indeed allowed to have chicken in city limits of Broken Arrow? I would love to have a little urban farm and trying to figure out if we are allowed to have chickens in BA? Any info you could provide, I would appreciate! :)
     
  10. johnnyb61820

    johnnyb61820 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Mar 24, 2012
    The information on this website was a little out-of-date. When I looked it up in the Broken Arrow code, here is what I understood the ordinance to say - (1) you can only have 4 chickens, (2) the coop has to be at least 40 feet from your neighbor's houses, and (3) the coop has to be 150 feet from any grocery store or similar establishment. If you are interested, I would also be interested in joining up to make the ordinances a little more lax as well. I don't see the need for the 40 foot restriction unless there is a similar restriction for dogs. I would imagine any fenced in area should be sufficient, and I don't see why we couldn't work to make the ordinances reflect that.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by