Mesa, Arizona- is it doable?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by danarizona, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. danarizona

    danarizona New Egg

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    Feb 1, 2011
    Hello,
    I live in Mesa, AZ, and am interested in having just a couple of chickens ( for now) in my back yard.

    Here's the problem- as most people here from Mesa know, city ordinance only allows the keeping of chickens "provided any enclosure is at least 40 feet from any neighboring residence, any coop is at least 75 feet from any other residence"

    My lot is 125 feet long, but only 65 feet wide. So, it's not doable, right?

    I did see the thread where Mayor Smith was quoted as jokingly mentioning the "Chicken Lobby" in Mesa- but didn't find anything as a follow-up. Does anyone have a realistic idea of what is allowed, or if anything has changed?

    Thanks for you help.
    Best,

    Dan
     

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