It's much easier in some cities for chickens to live than others.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by harrisville chicken, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah
    Here's a news story from the Salt Lake City area taken from about where chickens can live.

    Rooster makes himself at home in Draper business park
    October 12th, 2009 @ 5:08pm
    DRAPER--A rooster made himself at home in a Draper business park near 100 East and 13000 South, so employees decided to create a permanent roost.

    Bob and Betty enjoying their new coop
    It all started about a month ago when a receptionist came out and discovered a rooster on her car, and Bob has been around ever since.

    When employees realized he had no plans of leaving, they decided to make him more comfortable. They bought him a coop, got him some food and even found him a girlfriend--who they named Betty.

    "Bob's living better than I am right now," said Hassan DeSalles, who works in the business park.

    Since Bob and Betty aren't harming anyone, animal control officers said they have no problem with them being there and are leaving the situation alone.
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
  3. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah
    And another story from SLC from KCPW radio.

    Chickens and Bees on Salt Lake City Council Agenda
    10.13.2009 by Elizabeth Ziegler
    (KCPW News) An update to the Salt Lake City code being considered at tonight’s city council meeting could make it easier to raise bees and chickens in the city. Wasatch Community Gardens director Claire Uno says she’s glad the city is trying to make it easier for people to raise their own food. And she says a growing number of people will want to weigh in on the proposed ordinances.
    “I’m happy that the council is looking to make chicken and beekeeping more accessible for Salt Lake City residents,” Uno says. “But Wasatch Community Gardens wants to make sure that there’s plenty of time for citizen review.”
    Under the current chicken ordinance, homeowners are allowed up to 25 chickens, but they must be kept in a coop at least 50 feet from any building. The new ordinance would allow chicken coops to be built only 25 feet from the homeowner’s house, but only up to six adult hens would be allowed. The beekeeping ordinance would officially allow backyard beehives. There is currently no ordinance for beekeeping.
    Uno says the popularity of raising chickens and bees in an urban environment is a natural progression for many who enjoy vegetable gardening.
    “What we see here at Wasatch is that there’s this sort of continuum of the small-scale urban homesteader, where at first people get really hooked on growing their own vegetables, and their garden gets bigger and bigger,” Uno says. “And then they’re like OK I need chickens. And then once they get their chickens they’re like, ‘OK, onto bees!’”
    Uno says like gardening, the chicken and beekeeping movements have their roots in a mix of concerns, including food safety, self-sufficiency and the joy of helping something grow.

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