Mckinney TX city law

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by MckinneyTXBYC, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. MckinneyTXBYC

    MckinneyTXBYC Out Of The Brooder

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    I just called Mckinney city animal control and was told its ok to have up to 12 chickens in my back yard!!! GREAT news! we just purchased 8 baby chicks about 2 weeks ago. 4 red sex links and 4 speckles.

    Does any one know whether HOA allows chicken as long as city does?

    thanks bunch
     
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    MckinneyTXBYC Out Of The Brooder

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  3. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually not. you have to look in your restrictions. congratulations on your city ordinances though!
     
  4. yakibert

    yakibert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way it usually works is that HOA imposes restrictions - so unless your HOA expressly denies it, you should be ok. Read your CCRs.
     
  5. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you also have to be careful with the city ordinances. It may be OK to have chickens, but some ordinances say they have to be at least 150 feet from any residence. This is how it is in Grand Prairie which effectively bans chickens for most people. I wouldn't rely on the animal control folks, read the ordinance. They are usually found online at the city website.
     
  6. Malie

    Malie New Egg

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    I was just as excited to find out that our city ordinance had been changed to allow up to seven chicks. I was equally disappointed to find out today that our homeowners association does not allow them. I am currently researching how to get that covenant changed.
    Good luck.
     
  7. micmac

    micmac New Egg

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    I live in Lucas, TX and our HOA rules state that we can not have any animals unless they are properly housed. So we can have chickens as long as they have a coop.
     
  8. texlady

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    Hello,
    I my self just got two hens and built them a nice chicken coop in my backyard. I live in mckinney as well and I sure hope I get to keep them. I love my chickens.. I read the rules but didnt see anything about how far away the had to be from anything? any help would be great
     
  9. McKinneyMagnum

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    We too live in McKinney and are looking into getting a few chicks for eggs but fear our overbearing HOA (had to get approval for a swing set) might not allow them. Anyone have experience with Stonebridge Ranch??
     
  10. mckennawaller

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    We're in McKinney too! We live in Stonebridge Ranch, and we're checking today about chickens. I doubt they'll let us, but.. Stealth chicken keeping isnt hard when your neighbors can be bribed by eggs..
     

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