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HELP!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cheeks, May 10, 2007.

  1. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the city i live in is trying to force me to get rid of my babies arguing that chickens are not tamed and domesticated, therefore are not considered pets! HELP ME WIN MY CASE ON MONDAY!
     
  2. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please give some advice! i see you lurking!
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would see what the actual worded laws are for your area. Without knowing that, I'm not sure how to direct you. If you can get that information tomorrow, we all may be able to help you for Monday.
     
  4. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... you could argue that they're no different from ferrets or rabbits -- that they live mostly in cages and are quiet. You could mention that the law was probably designed to keep noisy roosters out of neighborhoods, but that hens make WAY less noise than the average dog. [​IMG]

    You know, people are bitten and hurt by dogs all the time, but a hen in a coop isn't going to attack the neighbors...
     
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  5. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have it. let me go get the paper and type it out for you. DONT LEAVE.

    and the laws for my city is pretty vague. i think i might be able to win because of it.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, for one... You can tell them chickens are domesticated animals... so are cows and sheep... as they are for sure not wild animals. I agree, some of their offical wording needs to be found to make a good argument. Just put them in the house on some diapers and it will be fine :p
     
  7. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CO 1151 states that the only animals, fish, fowl, amphibians, insects, reptiles, or other non-human creatures that may be raised, bred, or intentionally kept on a residential lot are those that meet certain standards. such creatures must be a dog, cat, or other specie of animal, fish, fowl, amphibian, or reptile which species is commonly deemed in this city to be tamed and domesticated, or which is commonly deemed to be a pet kept inside a residence.
     
  8. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if a backyard hen isn't tame & domesticated, I don't know what is! [​IMG] Ridiculous!
     
  9. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know! i just dont know how to prove it without the judge actually visiting them.

    i have pictures of me with them as evidence though, but the city says that i have a fat chance of winning regardless.
     
  10. GoPups

    GoPups Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...is commonly deemed in this city to be tamed and domesticated, or which is commonly deemed to be a pet kept inside a residence.

    I see a lot of dogs that are NOT kept inside a residence, nor are they tame.​
     

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