Help change laws in Norman, Ok

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Freebieroo, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Freebieroo

    Freebieroo New Egg

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    I live in Norman, Ok and I need some help. I am looking in to getting the chicken laws changed. If you live in Norman and own chickens I would like your support. I recently found out that I have 10 days to get rid of my chickens because their enclosure if 95 ft away from the neighbors dwellings instead of 100 ft even though this particular neighbor loves my chickens and does not care. I am just now starting to look into other city's codes so if you live in a nearby city and you are allowed to own chickens if you could inform me of your city's chicken laws that would be very helpful too. I will also be talking with city board members this week about getting the topic put on the agenda. Thank-you
     
  2. Mamma_Duck04

    Mamma_Duck04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's only a 5' difference, could you look into getting a variance? Especially since that neighbor loves your chickens- get them to write a letter of support or call whoever you would have to deal with (or both actually). Is there no way for you to move it those 5'?
     
  3. Momaha

    Momaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Norman and am compliant only because I have 10 acres. LMK what the process would be to change the law and I will help anyway I can.
     
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That would be my thought too...either a varience with neighbors support or move it over 5 ' How did they even know about it anyway?
    someone must have complained.
     
  5. Freebieroo

    Freebieroo New Egg

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    I am not able to move the chicken coop because that would make the distance not long enough to the other neighbor's house. As for a complaint, we are unsure if there was a complaint or where it came from (we are waiting to talk to the city officials tomorrow). However my chickens are very quite and are always taken care of just like my other 2 pets (cat and dog). As for getting special permission, the city has a very open/ broad law covering all domestic animals excluding dogs and cats. Here is what the city ordinance for Norman Ok looks like for fowl/chicken.

    Except as provided otherwise, all animals commonly known as domesticated farm animals may be kept and maintained in any of the City's zoning districts only so long as:
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    The provisions of Chapter 22 of this Code pertaining thereto are complied with;
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    Such animals are maintained on land upon which the owner or occupant resides;
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    Such animals maintained on single-family, two-family and multi-family districts are not permitted closer than:
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    Twenty-five (25) feet to a lot line upon which is situated an inhabited dwelling, nor

    One hundred (100) feet to any dwelling other than the owner's;
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    The owner or occupant of the land upon which such animals are kept and maintained erects and maintains a suitable barrier sufficient to insure compliance with the above distance requirements.
     
  6. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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