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Help change chicken ordinance in Farmers Branch, TX!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by tl9206, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. tl9206

    tl9206 New Egg

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    Hey all, I am trying to find some way to change the ordinance in Farmers Branch to raise a few backyard chickens or at least get people interested in it. There have been a couple of attempts before to change it and there are a few old coots on the city council that just won't support it. I am trying to start a petition on the Change.org website to get the ball rolling and to get people aware and together. If you live in Farmers Branch and have wanted to raise a few chickens, please let me know. I think some serious education is needed in this city to even get people interested.
     
  2. txredchick

    txredchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck !!!

    We were in Coppell 10 yrs ago & knew we didn't want to waste time trying to fight city & HOA bans. So we upped and moved south & zero regrets, I traded my gated community to a handful of farm animals & neighbors that have to ride an atv over to visit.

    The local government in and around that area are geared towards appeasing those who value appearance vs substance. Yards & their homeowners competing for yard of the month. 3 yrs of that , and I knew it wasn't for me.

    While picking up and moving may not be feasible, I wanted to join this thread to see if you get any traction.

    Best,
     
  3. acms

    acms New Egg

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    We want to do it to at our private school in Farmers BRanch, how do we get this started?
     
  4. Mphscat

    Mphscat Just Hatched

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    Greetings! We are moving to Farmers Branch, TX and want to know if backyard chickens and vegetable gardens are allowed. As the two go hand in hand of course!!!
     
  5. Yaz A

    Yaz A New Egg

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    Hello! I was wondering what your petition was called so that I may try and get some people to to sign it. I am honestly very disappointed in Farmers Branch for not allowing chickens. I guess to a certain degree i can understand why they would not want roosters but i think the fact we are not allowed hens is absolutely ridiculous.
     
  6. Mphscat

    Mphscat Just Hatched

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    I do not have a petition as we cancelled our contract on the house in Farmers Branch and bought in east Irving instead (1/2 acre so we can have chickens and goats). The "rules" in Farmers Branch are absurd I felt as I should be able to have fresh eggs if I choose. Shame for those who live there truly.
     

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