Interested in getting the laws changed in Des Moines, WA to be more accessible.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Livipedia, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Livipedia

    Livipedia Songster

    Nov 25, 2013
    I recently moved to Des Moines, WA from seattle and I learned the law here is crazy inaccessible. Only rich folks with tons of money and landland w be able to make it work. Something like 20k square foot requirements?!? It's insanely prohibitive compared to neighboring towns. Many of my neighbors keep hens but of course we would rather be loud and proud! The city seems to have a don't ask don't tell policy thus far. I have one neighbor that is kind of a busybody, though.
  2. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio

    20,000 sq ft is just under 0.5 acre. While that is a decent sized lot and may be on the large side for your area, you might be surprised! Check the auditor's website for your county - it should list the size of your lot.

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