Living on the EDGE of the LAW in the big city

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Chickenmagnet, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, here's my place to confess.
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    I have a coop that came with the house. My home was built in 1930...so I was luck to have the real deal here already.

    I live in the city of Seattle. My home used to be on farm land. Land that most farmers took their wares to Pike St. Market.

    Well I got the chicken bug. So I got 2RIR then 4RIRs....then I saw an ad on craigslist. With my 6 I'm one over the city limit with the land I own. Then this ad put a death to my living w/in the law. Now I'm a chicken rebel. Living on the edge...

    I found these 5 birds. 2 aracondas (gorgeous) 2 partridge rocks and 1 silver wynndette. All of the hens are 2years old. Here's the thing...these hens where a coop and run that was build for three birds. They where sad.

    Having all the gals together my reds rock the house. The new guys are doing wonderfully. Just about everyone lays every other day.

    At the feed store...I got into trouble....I forgot I ordered some Orphs and Plymouth rocks...:eek:[​IMG]:eek: So, I had to rear these 6 chicks.

    Yah, I'm nuts. Not to worry the ladies have plenty of room. They have the softest feathers.
    They are happy. They eat all organic. Run the yard and eat a ton of greens. Example, I havent had to mow the lawn in over a month. In Seattle I still have a green lawn.

    The ladies have gotten out of the yard a couple of times. The neighbor kids helped get the two reds back home.

    I had a talk with all of my neighbors besides the meth addict. I gave them all some eggs (which they LOVED) and let them know I have chickens. If they have any problems or issues with them to let me know and I'll fix it. Everyone was glad to get the eggs and, most didnt realize I had the ladies.

    I love the ladies. The straw in the coop with their poo I use for my garden and coldframe.
    Even the dog likes herding them into the run at the end of the day.

    Hopefully we can continue to live with our little farm in the city.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    It sounds like you got it made in the shade! [​IMG]


    eta: I dont think the meth head is worried about your chickens [​IMG]
     
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  3. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:he's buzy taking apart washing machines and fridges to take for scrap.
    which has its own annoying sounds...that most likely is the reason folk cant hear the ladies.
     
  4. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wish i could change the laws about chickens of my town of 300 which is in the middle of nowhere. they just made an ord in 2006 when they started building lots of subdivisions out here. does anyone know if its possible to change that law
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    why didnt you give the meth addict any eggs!!!!?[​IMG]..Wendy
     
  6. Curlita

    Curlita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many total do you have?

    I'm in Seattle also. I have one over the legal limit; I know of lots of Seattle chicken-ers who are poultry outlaws.

    Vive la revoluciĆ³n del pollo!
     
  7. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i only have four but the lady next door is very rude and likes no one
     
  8. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    I chose not to because he might get the impression I like him...or want to spend time with him.
    sometimes he feels like he can come over to our house whenever.
    I think a gift of eggs would encourage some kind 'visits' on his part. Which at the holidays meant him coming over at 4am to say thank you for a holiday card.
     
  9. Chickenmagnet

    Chickenmagnet Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That is so awesome.
    uh, I have 16 right now. 11 ladies 6 youngsters. [​IMG]

    seriously though I feed my family, my grandkids, and close friends. My average take is 8eggs a day. With this heat its now 3 eggs.

    Btw, your 5 is probably ok...as in legal. The law or city ordinance says 3 with 5000square feet of property. Every 2k more you can add another bird. Then its says other stuff about coops being 50ft from residential dwellings of any neighbors, etc.


    Vive la revoluciĆ³n del pollo! If you knew my neighborhood you would know how hilarious that is
     
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  10. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ~Phyllis
     

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