Just curious, do your chicken laws include ducks?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by dawnjoennikki98, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. dawnjoennikki98

    dawnjoennikki98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm just curious, because in my town, there is no specific wording on ducks. just on domestic, exotic, and livestock, and specifically says chickens, but not ducks.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A lot would be in how it is phrased. Poultry usually includes turkeys, guineas, ducks and geese, sometime peafowl; however, if they define the term, that definition will take precedence over teh general understanding or common dictionary definition. If htey listed waterfowl separately, geese and large ducks would be excluded from "poultry." Can make a case either way for small ducks.

    My city specifies "Small Animals: Chickens, Rabbits, or similar"
     
  3. forstadt

    forstadt Out Of The Brooder

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    In my city, the basic ordinance bans all "livestock." The new amendment that we have been celebrating creates an exception and specific rules allowing for the keeping of "chicken hens."
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe our town allows ducks and other "poultry" and gives the definition of what poultry is.
     
  5. onecent

    onecent Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine doesn't say any thing about ...ducks, turkeys,pigs,donkeys, goats,Guinnies or probably a host of other domestic critters i just cant think of right now, but the main one i want is..my chickens! [​IMG]



    ยง 91.11 KEEPING OF CERTAIN ANIMALS REGULATED.



    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain, house or allow upon his premises, whether such premises be owned outright by such person or leased from another, within the corporate limits, cows, horses, mules, chickens, bees or other non-domesticated animals, unless activity was in operation or existing prior to 1975.
     
  6. nico demouse

    nico demouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours bans poultry specifically. Hopefully that will change soon!
     

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