Hi from Foxboro, Ontario! getting annoyed with my city :/

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zigapor, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Zigapor

    Zigapor Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    29
    Sep 9, 2012
    ON
    hey everyone!

    so here's the deal. We just bought this awesome property in a small village called Foxboro, just north of Belleville. Well, apparently it actually IS part of Belleville, but we're calling it Foxboro cause that sounds cooler, lol. Our land is just shy of 6 acres, backing onto a river (the Moira for those of you familiar with the area) We have neighbours with horses, and donkeys, and there is for sure a rooster nearby! There are also sheep across the street, and turkeys galore.

    We want chickens. Real bad. I have contacted the city requesting information on their bylaws, but keep getting the runaround. I was informed that they are sure we can own horses, donkeys and mule, but as for chickens, i keep getting passed on to other people, who also seem unable to fulfill my request. I was told that _maybe_ we can NOT have chickens, as per the city bylaws (which they would not forward me a copy of) but that we may in fact be under the old county's bylaws (pre amalgamation), but nobody seems to want to tell me what those bylaws are :/

    I know there are members here from the same area... hoping one of you can help me out!

    our property is zoned HZ (hazard, because of flood waters from the river) and R1 (rural 1). The other side of our road is zoned R2.

    anyways... do any of you fine chicken enthusiast have any suggestions on how to go about figuring out if we can or can not raise chickens? We only want 4 at the most, no roosters, and only for the eggs. We already have a fine building in place to house them (the previous owner's magnificent tractor shed, all it needs is a door) The building is away from neighbour's, well insulated, clean, perfect.

    I can't believe how incredibly complicated this has been! I am so close to saying to heck with them all! and getting the chickens regardless of the bylaws, but would much rather do it the right way.
     
  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,724
    24
    171
    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
    [​IMG]

    im not sure, but hold on. i am sure you will get an answer soon :)
     
  3. Zigapor

    Zigapor Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    29
    Sep 9, 2012
    ON
    hey, thanks for the quick reply! I sure hope someone can help, i'm getting so frustrated!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    19,024
    1,542
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Personally I would just get some and not say anything more to them about it.
     
  5. Zigapor

    Zigapor Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    29
    Sep 9, 2012
    ON
    hey, I really want to, but we have children, and I don't want to teach them to be sneaky, nor do I want them to get attached to our chickens only to be told we have to give them away. If it were just me, i totally would!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    482
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG] I don't have any chicken experience so I don't have any advice. I hope someone can help you out.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    148
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    89
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I'm with 1muttsfan. If there are farm animals in your area, I would go ahead and get them. :thumbsup
     
  9. dajen

    dajen Chillin' With My Peeps

    209
    2
    73
    Sep 9, 2012
    Newnan, Ga
    My Coop
    Good luck with you quest for chickens. I am originally from the Kingston area.
     
  10. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    3,157
    122
    228
    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Howdy!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by