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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by saveourchickens, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. saveourchickens

    saveourchickens New Egg

    Oct 19, 2016
    My family and I are in love with our chickens; Layla, Roxie, Dixie, Penny, and Rose, hatched July 4th. They have provided us with so much joy and so many learning opportunities. Current bylaws restrictions in our community are forcing us to get rid of our girls, specifically a rule that coops must be 50' from any dwelling. Please help us fight this. We need to come up with reasons why this 50' rule is not necessary and that a closer distance should be allowed. I will post in another forum for your responses. Thank you in advance, our family will be forever grateful for your help.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Jody, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community but sorry you find yourself in this predicament. :(. I think the first place you should post is in your local state or region thread here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you Perhaps a local has fought the same battle and has some insight. Secondly, take a look here as well https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them
    Might be a long haul but you can perhaps find some useful strategies. Best wishes in your quest and thank you for joining BYC!
  3. saveourchickens

    saveourchickens New Egg

    Oct 19, 2016
    Thank you for your help! I'm from Ontario, Canada. The 50' issue is fairly unique to our community and there is no stated reason for this distance. We have provided the city with other cities' bylaws citing shorter distances, but now we need to prove WHY a shorter distance is better, or at the very least, acceptable.

    Where should I post this issue and ask for help from other BYC members?
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please post on "Canadians, check in here." so others may rally round you - or even know of other folks that successfully won restrictions lessened in their area. Hope you will be successful. I am surprised that an immensely populated city like Chicago (USA) allows chickens - even roosters. If they can allow them any place can or should
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Wishing you the best of luck with your quest! I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    I sincerely hope you can keep your girls...it's hard for some people to understand chickens can be pets as well as farm animals. Good luck to you.

    And thanks for joining us!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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