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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Daynaj, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Daynaj

    Daynaj New Egg

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    I am just a skulker atm. It will probably be 5 years before I am in a position where I can have back yard chickens.

    I live in Frederick County MD, and even though they changed some of the regulations, even if I had a big enough yard, my HOA (yes I live in an area with an HOA grrr) would not allow it.

    I want to move to Howard County ....from what I have read in Howard and Anne Arundel you can have chickens with as little as 10,000 sq ft.

    I mostly want to move there to be closer to my spouses work because I am not working atm.

    So with the limited Agricultural changes in Frederick it says that everything must be 50 ft away from the property line.
    Seems to have everything 50ft away and to give chickens enough room you would need at least 0.5 acres.

    Is that the case?

    Thanks.


    Hopefully I'll learn some things and eventually I'll know a bunch when I am able to do this.

    Thanks,
    Dayna
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC
    Sorry not sure I can answer your question. :)
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. bigbuddha09

    bigbuddha09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A square enclosing one acre is approximately 69.57 yards, or 208 feet 9 inches (63.63 metres) on a side. As a unit of measure, an acre has no prescribed shape; any area of 43,560 square feet is an acre. So essentially it may or may not be more then likely one acre is a much safer bet. you will have to look at the property and get measurements before hand. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You don't have to "free range" chickens. They can be kept in runs or other enclosures so they can't wander too far. This might help if you are cramped for space. Definitely check out the link to our How Much Space Do Chickens Need that Kelsie left for you.

    Good luck and I sure hope you can get some chickens soon!! :)
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Good luck with eventually getting chickens! They're wonderful animals to raise.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     

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