How to change laws....

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by edenbobeden, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. edenbobeden

    edenbobeden Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2012
    Creatives Florida
    I live an area were chickens are not allowed, I would like to know how to change that. I believe the law states no agricultural animals but pot belly pigs are allowed. I called our local animal rescuers as my sister says and they said I'm not allowed agricultural animals but pets are fine, the man said he could not say being 100% sure if chickens are allowed .... I was confused but took it as if chickens were pets they would be fine. Soooo how do I change the law so chickens are 100% legal since I have friends who want chickens now and know people in the area who own them too.
  2. Mahalo

    Mahalo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2012
    Troy, MI
    I wanted to let I just published an article that is meant to be a guide for local officials looking to change their chicken ordinances. The article is called

    Illegal Fowl: A Survey of Municipal Laws Relating to Backyard Poultry and a Model Ordinance for Regulating City Chickens

    And it was just published in the Environmental Law Reporter out of Washington D.C.

    You can access the article for free at a website called SSRN (stands for Social Science Research Network). Here is the link:

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments on the article. I look forward to hearing from you all here.

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