I found my citys chicken law again not sure what it means

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by spookykim, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search on my citys chicken laws and this is what I found.

    (b) The owning or keeping of any fowl, including, but not limited to domestic geese, ducks, turkeys, and chickens within the City limits is hereby prohibited, except for caged birds kept as pets within a residence structure, or racing pigeons. However:
    (1) Schools are not prohibited from raising chicks and/or ducks for educational purposes; and

    (2) When finished or no later than two weeks after the chicks and/or ducks have hatched, the schools must give the fowl to a farm authorized to handle such animals.

    does this mean I can only keep them in the house or can I build a coop in my garage? or does this mean I cant keep them? not sure if they are saying you cant keep chickens but can keep other birds?


    also found this

    (13) Game cocks and other fighting birds;

    does this mean I cant have a roo?
     
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  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    Looks to me like you can only keep em, technically, in a cage in he home. However, I bet a cage in the garage would e a possibility. You could build a discreet little run out back, mebbe, if not too close to neighbors or if neighbors are your buddies. That's two big ifs, I realize.

    Not everyone on here, of course, operates strictly according to the puzzling variety of ordinances out there. Ahem.

    Any lawyers want to chime in right about now as to this person's particular legal options?
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I think they mean you can only have "house birds." They probably included that so it couldn't be interpreted as no parrots, etc. You may be out of luck. I know that a lot of people have silkies or seramas as house birds. If you do get outside birds, they may not care if nobody complains.
     
  4. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I am still keeping my chickens I just wanted to know if I had a leg to stand on if someone said anything
     
  5. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (b) The owning or keeping of any fowl, including, but not limited to domestic geese, ducks, turkeys, and chickens within the City limits is hereby prohibited, except for caged birds kept as pets within a residence structure, or racing pigeons...

    The way this reads, you'll need to stay 'underground' with your chickens. I think the City will interpret this as saying, "All fowl, and specifically chickens, are prohibited unless they are a breed that is normally sold at a pet store with the expectation that it will live it's entire life inside a standard birdcage."
     
  6. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well we all know that wont happen :mad: . I know when I seen that before it was worded different then now. It said something like no game birds can be kept at all in the city limits and no chickens and others can be kept unless they are kept caged on the property something along them lines.
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