How do I know if I'm not allowed to keep chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SweetLilRachy00, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who would I call locally to verify that it's alright? I know it's too late and I'm already attached to the 12 that I have (and two insiders) but I've heard about the 14 yr old, just read that post, and now I'm wondering if it's alright where I live?
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you dont have a rooster id just not say anything to anyone,you would probally be better off
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live?
     
  4. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I have a rooster alright. He crows all day and ALL night!!!! FIL is supposed to come pick him up soon because he's keeping me up all night. But I haven't had anyone complain.

    PS-I'm not in a neighborhood, but just outside the city. My neighbor across the street is in the city, I'm county.
     
  5. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

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    If you want to know, you can check your local government website -- city or county, depending upon whether you live within city limits or not. They should have a posted copy of codes and ordinances. If you live in a city there will be a charter -- that is where you look, under "animals" probably. That, anyway, is how I found out. My guess is that if you don't live within city limits, there won't be any restrictions.
     
  6. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in SC
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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  8. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think your local animal control department would know, or at least be able to point you in the right direction. If you call do not tell them who you are just in case you're not "legal".
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    If you are outside the city limits then yes, you can keep your chickens without having to search around for a city municipal code.

    Edited to add that you could always ask these guys: http://www.scpoultry.org/. [​IMG]
     
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  10. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want you to keep your chickens, find out anonymously!! Or don't even stir the pot at all.
    Or quietly go read through your town ordinances yourself, asking no one.
    JJ
     

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