Moving and not allowed to take our Chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by tlcarnes1976, May 12, 2010.

  1. tlcarnes1976

    tlcarnes1976 In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    Interlachen, Florida
    [​IMG] Well, we have hit hard times and have to move. We have a place to go, but we aren't allowed to have any chickens. We have found a friend that is willing to take our babies in. [​IMG] I think we are gonna try to keep 3 of the 51 that we have. We are buying the place from my mom, but it is zoned R4 and we have to get a special permit which is some long drawn out process and cost $300 for just an application fee. [​IMG] Does anyone know if there are any kind of fines for keeping chickens in Marion County Florida? Plan on keeping them just as pets. My husband is of the mindset that they can't take our pet parrot (if we had one) why should they be able to take our pet chickens! Any advice would help!

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    No idea, but I'll give you a bump!!

    You might contact the county offices; its possible someone there could help you.
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Your hubby is right! I know down here in Broward County, in Pompano Beach, to be specific, we aren't allowed to have chickens. I keep them on the sly, if you know what I mean? I hope that you can find some way to be able to keep at least SOME of your chickens. Keep us posted. [​IMG]
  4. tlcarnes1976

    tlcarnes1976 In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    Interlachen, Florida
    Thanks for the bump and info. I have already called the county offices and got nowhere but "you need a special permit"

    Also, we will be keeping at least 3 maybe up to 5...just not sure yet. We want to let the kids pick out their favorite HEN and take it. We already know the one neighbor and don't think she will have a problem with them. Who knows it might work for a while anyway.

    As for the rest of our flock, my friend is taking them and I demanded visitation rights. [​IMG] She gave us that and free eggs for life. Even though we live an hour away we will definately go visit at least one a month.
  5. CUJO

    CUJO Hatching

    Feb 15, 2012
    Good luck, I live in marion county, have until 2/27 to get rid of my critters...chickens turkeys ducks goats guineas...had them for about 3 yrs..some out of town prop owner turned me in..they want to sell the property they live a couple dirt rds down....they leave you alone, till someone complains...
  6. dgecko

    dgecko Chirping

    Feb 22, 2011
    I can have just about anything I love my birds. I am disable and I need my birds maybe more than they need me. I will always have my pet birds. If I had to give up on my birds I would be lost. I feel for you

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