HELP! Oak Creek, WI for Backyard Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ashleynaus, May 27, 2015.

  1. ashleynaus

    ashleynaus New Egg

    May 27, 2015
    My husband and I would love to be able to raise chickens in the city of Oak Creek, WI. Currently this is not allowed. Any suggestions on how to get the ball rolling to get it approved for Oak Creek? I've tried emailing my alderman and the Mayor. Please help!!
  2. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2015
    Lost Creek ,WV
    :frow welcome to BYC !!

    Sorry I can't help with that.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  4. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    I'm glad you joined the flock!! [​IMG]

    Many adventures await you and your flock. If you have any questions, feel free to ask around!! [​IMG]

  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may also want to post on your state thread, and rally other folks around you to the cause.
  7. Krdomag

    Krdomag New Egg

    Mar 9, 2016
    Hello Ashleynaus,

    I too live in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and have just talked to Pete Wagner, Zoning Administer of Oak Creek just last week. I asked him if I too could have 2 chickens on my half acre on Elm Road.
    His response was also: not in my area. When I moved here 29 years ago it was all corn fields. Now they built an elementary school and subdivision behind my house. I do have a protected wetland and woods directly behind my house so my chickens would not be by neighhors except on the sides. I would be willing to put up a fence. I do understand we cannot have roosters but hens are relatively quiet in comparison.

    I am now going to write to my fourth district alderman explaining the many reasons backyard chickens would be great. The city's concern is the predator population of foxes and coyotes seems to have grown. But I'm going to try anyway.

    I heard that Milwaukee, with some of their homes being very close together can have chickens. Don't understand that one.

    Will let you know of anything I find out. Glad there are others like me out there who would love fresh eggs and reduce the carbon footprint and just enjoy seeing these wonderful birds every morning.


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