Hello! Please me re home my girls!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vegaschicken09, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. vegaschicken09

    vegaschicken09 Hatching

    Oct 12, 2014
    I have a flock of 7 chickens that are about 7 months old. I've raised them since they were about a week old. I got a notice on my door yesterday from the local animal control saying that I need to get rid of them. The notice says it's illegal to have chickens in Las Vegas but from what I've read online it's not true. I'm sure one of the neighbors must have complained since I did have one escape her coop & run out into the street. I caught her right away but I'm sure a neighbor called animal control. I must now re home them. I would love to keep them but I don't think I can fight this. If anyone near the Las Vegas area has any space for my girls I would really appreciate it! They are all laying & are very beautiful! They're great around dogs & kids. Please message me if you're interested!
  2. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Songster

    Jul 4, 2014
    Check city ordinances before making any drastic moves. Just because they have a title doesn't mean animal control is up to date on local laws.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It could be that you notice you got was a phoney. I had a dog grooming business many years ago, and the owner of another salon didn't like it. A policeman came to the house and said I had to give up the business. We thought the neighbors had complained. Not so. It turned out the salon owner sent her policeman friend over knowing it would intimidate me.

    You never know what disgruntled people are going to pull - just to get their own way. Can you check with village hall to find out if your birds are legal? Also go to "where am I, where are you," in the social forum. Locate and post on the Las Vegas thread - people there probably know the rules inside out.
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  4. vegaschicken09

    vegaschicken09 Hatching

    Oct 12, 2014
    I checked the ordinances online before I got them & it's says chickens are legal roosters are not. I'm guessing that the Las Vegas law varies my zone? Like zip code? But I can seem to find the right info online. I'm going to check out the other forum. Thanks for the help!
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You might do a couple things. First stop by this section of BYC and do some reading and asking questions before you do anything drastic..https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them

    Then I would call your local town hall. They should be able to tell you all you need to know about your laws.

    You can stop by a local feed store and ask there as well. Someone might know something.

    I sure hope you can keep your birds!!!! [​IMG]
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope you are able to keep your birds.
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have given you some good advice and links. Definitely contact your city hall and inquire about your situation. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope you get to keep your flock.
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

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