Hello! I am new from Blue Springs Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HennyPenny2230, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. HennyPenny2230

    HennyPenny2230 New Egg

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    All the cities around my town of Blue Springs Missouri allow laying hens. Yet my town doesnt. I really would like to go about changing this fact!! What are the steps I can take to change this??
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] here's hoping you can get the ordinance changed.

    First you need to find out who has the power to make a change, and what they require to take you seriously. Likely you will need to get enough of your town to sign a petition.

    Second, study on the misconceptions of chickens and phrase your proposal to win favor…
    Like - chickens are not smelly, only uncleaned coops are
    Like - small flocks are just pets and are quieter than dogs.


    I don't know the link, maybe someone else can post it, that lists all the arguments to use.

    Good luck.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I hope you can get the ordinance changed!
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. HennyPenny2230

    HennyPenny2230 New Egg

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    I am for SURE going to look into it.. we have a very small farmers market, and we have a city "garden" so I guess it's the misconceptions about chickens that is stalling it from happening. . I will do some research and be back. This is an issue I am not willing to drop.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Kelsie's link.

    Good luck!
     
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    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck in getting the ordinance changed![​IMG]
     
  10. HennyPenny2230

    HennyPenny2230 New Egg

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    I spoke to the Blue Springs City Codes and Permits people. She was very happy to help me get started on the path to getting chickens (laying hens) approved. First step is we the citizens if Blue Springs need to approach our Council Members and get them on board, we need to start attending council meetings. . Once we have the Council Members on board. This process doesnt happen over night.. I am going to look into the surrounding towns who already allow chickens and see what it took these towns to get it approved..
     
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