Hi from Ypsilanti Charter Township, Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bugg_y2k, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. bugg_y2k

    bugg_y2k New Egg

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    Hi, This is my first post, I am trying to raise chickens in my back yard, but the township ordinance office said raising chickens are not permitted on parcels of less then 5 acres(according to Michigan right to farm act).

    I called Department of Agriculture, but I haven't gotten any reply yet, I am just wondering if this is true that I need 5 acres, or somebody misinterpret the law?

    Thanks and nice to meet everybody.
     
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from WI. Not sure about the 5 acre rule. It all depends on town/city....ordinance. Here is a link to get you nstarted. You may want to post your question in the section "Local Law/ Ordinance...

    http://www.municode.com/RESOURCES/OnlineLibrary.asp

    I had to call the city because the ordinane here is vague. Some people suggest to call just for info, not to mention if/that you have x # of chickens.... You can also post in the "Where Am I....." section, maybe someone from your area is posting on the forum. Good luck
     
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  4. bugg_y2k

    bugg_y2k New Egg

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    thanks fldiver97
     
  5. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Hi and Welcome from North Carolina!![​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
     

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