- Oct 16, 2008
Hey people - new to this whole idea of keeping chickens - last time I had chickens I was a child living in South Africa. Now, I have three children of my own, I am in the land of the free - a lovely first world country and I thought brilliant! This should be easy! So I looked up our town code on the internet and there is absolutely nothing in it about chickens - not a single reference. I checked the code for our next village from us and it is laid out in exactly the same way, and they are very specific - no chickens allowed whatso-freaking-ever! So I phoned my town council just to make sure, and that was my big mistake. I was read information from some document that prohibits me from keeping any chickens on any plot of land under 80 000 square feet, and the coop apparently has to be located at least 150 feet from any of my land boundaries. This sucks!!!!!! Not sure whether to just go ahead and get my neighbors' agreement to keep them anyway, and just keep a small (8 - 10) flock and see what happens. I have an acre of land, and woods on the back of my property, so the neighbors wouldn't even see the coop. Anyone have any advice or encountered anything similar? I have a serious problem with being told I cannot do something!! It ticks me off...