Moving to rental home... What to do about chickens???

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by AtlantisPeeps, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 14 chickens... We are moving to a rental home. Will rentals allow chickens? If not, what should I do??? This is kind of an open question, so any advice on anything related would be helpful...
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would ask...since they are outside they may be allowed, but you would want to talk to your landlord.
     
  3. El Pollo Rojo

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    That also depends upon where the rental is and how large the lot is. Clearly the landlord has first say. After that it depends. If you are in a city, check city regulations, if a county check their regulations.
     
  4. Theofire88

    Theofire88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, check with your landlord, also, if they are allowed, if you leave them free range, you may have to coop them, or repair any damages accidentally done by them. While you may want to keep your chickens (and rightfully so) your land lord should be aware of any and all damages so you don't end up with a lawsuit etc for damages that ended up happening by accident (landscaping, noise or smell complaints etc) also, check the area laws about keeping chickens in the area your are renting in. If you do end up having to get rid of your chickens, try to find someone who can either keep them till you move to elsewhere (unless you are setting up permanent residence) or find some people who will "adopt them". You can also sell them, locally or on kijiji etc, but giving them away can invoke a more sympathetic and/or personable buyer (generally, not all the time ;D) if you have a trusted supplier (of chickens) you could also offer to donate your chickens to them. Hope I helped and best of luck!!
     

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