My city changed their laws...

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by chikdukturkmom, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. chikdukturkmom

    chikdukturkmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in a little town called kingman, arizona. Recently they changed our laws that people inside city limits may have livestock (with smaller property lots) and saying people outside city limits (with larger property lots) cannot have livestock. Does anyone else think this is rediculous? How can someone with a smaller property care for livestock better than someone like me who has a larger lot? [​IMG] shdidnebiakandkd! Haha
    Luckily none of my neighbors care... so far. Haha
     
  2. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah.. a fellow Arizonan :) welcome to BYC :)

    you are close to the border of both Nevada and California there .. city on the heart of route 66 !


    the law is kind of odd.. any link to it?

    or maybe people interpreted it wrong?

    there was a user here reading a law that clearly stated that chickens are not allowed .. yet interpreted it as allowed..

    so i would love to see the original writing of this new law.. any link to it?
     
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "To help police, the ordinances also provide a concise definition to address enforcement problems "as a result of conundrums that commonly arise regarding the ambiguous definitions of 'poultry' and 'fowl,'" according to Assistant City Attorney Lee Hocking. Also, residents can now have the same number of goats and sheep as horses under the ordinance's livestock substitutions ordinance. To be clear, livestock continues to be prohibited on smaller lots, said Hocking.

    Also, people who live in homeowners' association-governed subdivisions that disallow chickens will have to abide by the HOA rules, said Hocking. "





    quote from the article

    they allowed chickens and that's about it..

    1 chicken for every 1,000 sq ft

    and HOA CC&R is still the supreme law of the community


    honestly.... to be clear i would check the city's laws/ordinance web page.. instead of some news article

    they should have these things available to the public on their city's website
     
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  4. chikdukturkmom

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    And when i had called the city AND county to confirm whether or not i can have chickens (without saying i did or did not) they said i have to live off of stockton hill (long road into country land, no neighbors for miles) in order to have chickens in the county.
     
  5. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    before you are going ahead with raising chickens ..

    it's probably best to make certain that it is allowed in your area

    check the city's law/ordinance page

    and when you call. make sure you call the right number.. code compliance department will handle violations.. so calling them is the best instead of the city's general information number

    personally i'll just look up the code inspector phone number and call him/her directly.. since he/she is the one issuing notices to people violating codes.. etc..
     
  6. chikdukturkmom

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    Thing is, ive had my chickens for 2 years now. I would get a house off stockton hill road or move into city limits before i get rid of my chickens, ducks, and turkeys. If one gets sick, i help it get better. They lay eggs to feed my 4 boys. I cant afford to let them go. I just cant believe they flipped the laws on us, as if people didnt already have them.... seems a little crazy.
     
  7. chikdukturkmom

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    I will definitely call. Thank you for suggesting! [​IMG]
     
  8. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh? 2 years?

    honestly usually when you got a notice from the code compliance department.. often time it's from a neighbor reporting you..

    so if it's been 2 years already.. maybe the neighbors didn't care.. or the inspectors didn't come across your chickens yet..


    raising your own chickens is not really a way to save money in my opinion.. since the cost of feeds and other supply set me back few hundreds right of the bat.. and my chickens are not laying any eggs yet..

    while you can get $0.68 for a dozen of Hickman's egg?.. yes. these are definitely caged eggs..

    while organic free range is probably $5-$8 a dozen..
     
  9. chikdukturkmom

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    Wel, here 5 dozen eggs from thw grocery store is $15 and i have to buy 5 dozen every week so thats $60 to 75.
    I spend the same on feed for the chickens, ducks and turkeys to feed them each month. I made their coop out of chicken wire and pallets that were given to me. So technically its the same amount of money for me each month for more eggs from my hens. And once a year i have a chicken sit on about 15 eggs to hatch, and we sell them to locals. I get 8-10 dozen eggs per month.
     

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