My 11 Chickens had to be re-homed.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Gindee77, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    About a week ago a police officer came to my front door and asked me if I had chickens, because he thought he had heard chickens clucking. I told him yes, that I had gotten an okay from the village clerk who said I could have them unless someone complained. I've had them almost a year and all my neighbors had to know I've had them and no one had ever complained about them. We were very careful with keeping things clean, we never had a rooster and my hens were no where near as loud and obnoxious as the dogs all around the neighborhood that bark incessantly!

    Anyway, I'll be trying to change the law here in this little tiny village where I live. Gee, they can have chickens in Chicago...why not in my little tiny town?? There are cows pastured a block from me and this whole village is surrounded by farm land.

    This forum will be a good resource this summer when I try to change the law.

    It's been fun. We sure miss our chickens. [​IMG]
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Sorry about you losing your chickens. Best of luck getting the ordinance changed. We'll be here to support your chicken addiction when you do. [​IMG]
  3. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    That is so sad,

    sorry you had to get rid of them.

    While you are trying to change the rules, you could always try and rent a bit of land from one of your farming neighbours and put your coup there.

    Good luck with your efforts,

    stay with us.

  4. SuperCoco

    SuperCoco In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2009
    Oh I'm so sorry that your chickens got tooken away from you! Well, at least I am here to support you![​IMG]
  5. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:They sent a police officer for a zoning violation? Sheeeesh what kind of town is it, that is crazy. Or do they just not have anything to do? Sure glad I don't live in Illinois.
  6. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Songster

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    I'm sorry about your loss. [​IMG]

    I have chickens in a suburb area, where there are many other chicken families too, and no one has ever complained.

    I guess my chickens are lucky. [​IMG]

    We must set up a campaign for destroying the rule of chicken free towns!!! It's ridiculous!!!! [​IMG]

    Again, I'm so sorry. Hopefully they are taken good care of. [​IMG]
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Funny things happen when you give others responsibility of your rights![​IMG]
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Did a neighbor complain, or was the officer just looking for something to do? I would talk to all of the neighbors and see if anybody had a problem. After all, they will all have to support you if you want to change the law.

    On a side note, If I couldn't have my chickens due to noise, I would start filing complaints every time i heard a dog barking. That is the real nuisance noise in most neighborhoods.
  9. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Yes call the police for every single nuisance incident, as a former police officer I think it is ridicules that a police officer would waste his time for such a complaint. Having chickens is not a criminal offense no matter what the ordinance is.
  10. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    That stinks!
    Good Luck with your efforts and be sure to update once you succeed! [​IMG]

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