Mentor, OH - want to raise chickens! Who's with me?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by devonedivine, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. No way!

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  2. Yes, and please sell fresh eggs to your neighbors!

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  3. Hens ONLY but NO ROOSTERS

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  1. devonedivine

    devonedivine New Egg

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    I live in Mentor, Ohio and my kids REALLY want to raise chickens. However, when I called the city they informed me that we are not zoned for chickens. I want to change this but I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. We have plenty of land and plenty of room for at LEAST 3 chickens (I could understand the 'no rooster' policy). Does anyone know how to start the process?
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea how to help you but WOO another Ohio person! I live over in Austinburg. It's in Ashtabula county.
     
  3. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. devonedivine

    devonedivine New Egg

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    Thanks for letting me know, I haven't been on here much but I haven't seen other Ohioans either :)
     
  5. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you happen to get the law changed?
     
  6. djhsold

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    In the city of Mentor Ohio, you need at least 2 acres of land and the coop must be at least 75 ft from your neighboring homes. Check the City of Mentor's codified ordinance.
     
  7. 2forlocalfood

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    We really want to raise backyard chickens in Mentor also, and would like to see the zoning changed so that those of us with less than 2 acres aren't shut out from it. I know of a couple of other people that are interested also.

    I think we need to go before city council to try to get it changed, but I'm not really sure.

    Cindy
     
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  8. Margaretm

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    I wish we could! I want chickens for myself to have my own eggs and I was very upset to find out you need 5 acres to do so. Ugh
     
  9. HugHess

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    I would vote for a minimum of three, as chickens are way too social to be restricted in such a way. Add to this the fact that if you are looking for egg production you will be limiting yourself and your family/neighbors.
     
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  10. HugHess

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    I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'M IN, WHERE DO WE START?
     

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