Just been cited for chickens in Georgia - please help!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by BackyardAmeraucanas, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. BackyardAmeraucanas

    BackyardAmeraucanas Hatching

    Jan 16, 2011
    Hi everyone. [​IMG] Friday afternoon we got a notice stating we're in violation for owning chickens in a residential development and we have 30 days to get rid of our chickens. Our neighbor across the street got the same notice. It was a neighbor that complained about our chickens, and we intend to fight this as hard as possible. Barrow County passed a regulation in March stating chickens can only be owned on 5 acres. I know everyone on this board knows now ridiculous this is so I won't even share my argument.
    I need your help though!!
    My first step has been to start an online petition to get chicken supporters to request the County Commissioners to overturn the chicken ban and allow backyard chickens.
    Please click the link and sign my petition, and share with everyone you know! This is only the first stage of my attack plan, but I think a lot of signatures may be effective.
    With the help of the chicken community I hope we can win this battle!!!
    I thank you in advance, as do my eight sweet ameraucana hens.

    ****This board will not allow me to add the link to the petition... please go to change.org, search for "backyard chickens" - mine is the first one titled "Allow backyard chickens in Barrow County Georgia"

    Maybe someone else can post the link?
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Quote:What was the code before March, you and your neighbor should be grandfathered in. I know that is what I was told when there was talk of changing the code allowing chickens in town here.
  3. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Quote:Wow. Seattle and Mukilteo (a wealthy suburb) have just gone the opposite direction. Maybe you can see what they did and how they did it to help you. Good luck.

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