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laws about keeping chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mnmsipe, May 1, 2007.

  1. mnmsipe

    mnmsipe New Egg

    May 1, 2007
    Just starting to think about including chickens in our ever-growing backyard. However, we are not sure what the laws are for keeping chickens in a yard. Does anyone know how to find that out or a good site? We are in Orange County, CA. Thanks, M
  2. cookiesdaddy

    cookiesdaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2007
    California Bay Area
  3. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
  4. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    You can also speak to your local town hall, but sometimes they don't *quite* know what they're on about.
  5. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    Most cities have their regulations posted somewhere online. It might take a little digging, but you can probably find them. Sometimes the people at city hall will give an answer they think is right, but might not be. I had to play around a little with links to find my cities complete posting on poultry.
  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I think this is the Orange County CA zoning ordinance.... if not just google your town name and "zoning" and you should find a PDF of the laws. Then use the Acrobat "search" function and look for "chickens", "hens", "fowl", "poultry", "livestock", and find what it says about them for your particluar district or zone. I have been doing this a lot lately as we try to change our town's law.

    On a quick search of the above ordinance, there does not seem to be any restrictions. Lucky you!


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