Madison County, AL? -- Legal in county, but deed restricted :(

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by gbeauvin, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. gbeauvin

    gbeauvin Out Of The Brooder

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    Is anyone out there keeping chickens in Madison County? I'm trying to figure out the legality of chickens where I live... I know huntsville allows them, Madison city does not... but we're up in Toney which I think is really just unincorporated Madison County (we have a post office, whee!). I emailed the county comissioner, but he punted to health department? I haven't called them yet because it makes no sense to me, but I suppose I should. I also emailed animal control asking if chickens count as pets [​IMG].

    I looked online trying to find zoning regs but failed miserably.

    thanks!

    -GB
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2010
  2. gbeauvin

    gbeauvin Out Of The Brooder

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    I just re-read the reply from the comissioner, and I get the impression he thinks I'm wanting to complain about someone else's chickens but trying to get my chicks in a row first [​IMG].

    -GB
     
  3. gbeauvin

    gbeauvin Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my answer... All good with the county. Not so good with the subdivision.

    [​IMG]

    So... unincorporated Madison County (AL) is go for chickens, unless you live in a subdivision with deed restrictions [​IMG].

    -GB (legal, but chickenless)
     
  4. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha.. I love your post! You're just on here talking to yourself! [​IMG]
    I live in lower AL, so I'm not much help. We live near many cities but have farmland all around and we are not zoned.... so.... chickens are legal for me.
    I don't think I would ask or look into it to find out.
     
  5. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone here in WI is keeping ducks that has a very similarly worded code where she lives. She maintains that since some of her neighbors let their dogs have puppies and sell them that she is entitled to her ducks. I myself have a few "house chickens" that are strictly pets...you CAN keep pets in the house per your rule....I say go for it! Not any different than keeping a parrot. Terri O
     
  6. irongate

    irongate New Egg

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    I live in the county and it is legal to have chickens. Our subdivision is ok with it also. I recently gave my rooster away because we didn't want to distrub the neighbors, but I know the lady a couple of streets over has a rooster and I hear another one close by some times.
     
  7. 3chicksmomma

    3chicksmomma New Egg

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    Where did you hear that Madison does not allow chickens? From what I've found online, the City of Madison has no restrictions for keeping chickens. It was on a Madison County website. There is actually a house right beside my kids' school that has about 6 or 7 hens. I've already ordered mine, and our neighborhood is an older one in Madison with no HOA.
     
  8. wanderbee

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    How do you know that it is legal to have chickens in the city of Madison,AL? I have not been able to find any regulations, and a friend was told by animal control that she can't have them.
     
  9. 3chicksmomma

    3chicksmomma New Egg

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  10. etrex

    etrex New Egg

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    We are looking at buying a house in Toney, Alabama and I sure hope we can have chickens! It's been a dream of mine for a long time.
     

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