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Hello from NW (Toledo) Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ToledoClucker, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. ToledoClucker

    ToledoClucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello BYC community! I have been lurking around the site for a few weeks now and decided it was high time I join. I currently live in Toledo, OH with my fiance and her two children (9 and 8). I am contemplating raising some chickens, both as a hobby and also as a source of fun for the kids. I don't think my fiance is too thrilled about this, but hopefully time will change her mind :)

    Does anyone know where I can find some direct information relating to the legality of raising chickens within the city limits of Toledo? I am receiving conflicting information - some sources say that up to 10 hens are allowed, others are saying that you have to have an approval from the State Health Inspector first. I just dont want to get in any legal battles over a few chickens, so if anyone has any information, please let me know!

    Thanks for reading and I look forward to learning more about this interesting hobby!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. PamelaTX

    PamelaTX Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy from Texas! Like you I lurked for a while and am still learning a lot here!! I still haven't built my coop or bought chickens yet but I have the coop designed and have begun to collect materials. I hope to begin the project in earnest in the next few weeks and to have chickens by the springtime. I look forward to seeing you here. Welcome!![​IMG]
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC from Western SD. [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Take a look in the chicken laws and ordinance section. That may be of some help. [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
     
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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Southwest Ohio
     
  8. ToledoClucker

    ToledoClucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I am aware that I have to follow my city ordinances, my question concerns getting a definitive answer on the legality of raising chickens within Toledo city limits. I have searched for hours, and I am finding conflicting information (some sites say up to 10 hens, others say with a written variance from the health inspector, and still other sites say not allowed). I have tried calling the Mayor's office, and expectedly, they sound a little shocked and transfer me to someone with whom I leave a message yet never get a call back. Hence, I was just curious if anyone had been through this and had some concrete info. I guess I'll keep searching and thanks for all of the great replies!
     
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    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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