I'm I qualified to raise chickens at my backyard

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bekakitie, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. bekakitie

    bekakitie New Egg

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    Hi, I have gone through some of the thread on raising chickens at your backyard, I am still not too sure if I will be allowed to raise chicken. How can I find out or get info
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can call or visit your city or village town hall.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Do you live within a city limits? If so, you need to defer to the city ordinances and you can verify these by contacting your city hall. If you are outside the city limits you will not be subject to those ordinances, but may want to verify the county ordinances. Also, if you are in an area that falls under an HOA your HOA may restrict your rights beyond what is allowed by the ordinances.
     
  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone can likely provide some leads if you provide your location, state, county, city, town or unicorporated and if you are governed by a housing authority... In addition to that your zoning and lot size might be needed...
     
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  5. bekakitie

    bekakitie New Egg

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  6. bekakitie

    bekakitie New Egg

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    I am in Florida, I live in the Northwood pine area of Gainesville, code is 32653. There is no HOA here. Beryl.
     
  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If as you claim there is no housing authority for your neighborhood, it appears you can have chickens dependent on your zoning, do a search at the link bellow for 'chicken'

    https://www.municode.com/library/fl/gainesville/codes/code_of_ordinances

     
  8. bekakitie

    bekakitie New Egg

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    . I live in Florida, Gainesville . Alachua county. I am in my own home, and no HOA. I hope this helps
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  10. bekakitie

    bekakitie New Egg

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    Thank you so much, that info was helpful I appreciate. My mind is at rest now and I am happy to know the number of chicken I can keep. Thanks a million again
     

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