Keeping chickens somewhere else?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Rivka, May 2, 2009.

  1. Rivka

    Rivka In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    I would love to have my 3 hens at my house. But we live in HOA restricted neighborhood. I have no problem with this as I don't want to live next to house with cars in the yard or half way house or bar. But they have deed restrictions from the 70's that says "no livestock or poultry". This was when most of the area WAS farmland so it was probably to keep people from having a cow or cock fighting. Fine, understand...not interested in taking on the HOA either as I am not good with that. We have much louder barking dogs than my chickens...but anyway!
    My weird question:
    So far I have been keeping my chickens at a school pen not to far from my house. But my time there is running out. I have checked into renting it after my child's project is over, but we can only have pen if he is doing project. I don't want to give up my hens, I like their eggs!
    Are there any storage units that are climate controlled that I could keep my gals in?Places that allow animals?I would keep them lit /fed and clean of course. Maybe bring them home to free range on weekends.We live in South Texas and a garage coop for us would involve a bunch of construction, power. I understand that this would be an expense and cheaper to keep at home, but worry about investing alot in a garage coop, only to have my HOA send me a letter to get rid of them.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Try a stables?

    You might also request permission from your HOA to keep them in a garage coop primarily with limited and controlled access to your back yard on a trial basis for say two months, with a re-evaluation at that time.

    Emphasize that these are PETS, not livestock. THere are many links in this section of the forum on other threads that talk about chickens as becoming ever more common pets.

    For a garage coop you shouldn't have to worry about predators, so you should be able to build a PVC and chicken wire pen for only a few dollars.

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