Needing help

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by skastarscare, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. skastarscare

    skastarscare New Egg

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    Hello all. I've been wanting chickens for quite a while, I used to live on a ranch that had a flock of about 20 chickens and I can't wait to pass this experiance on to my daughter, unfortunatly I don't have the internet(other than my cell phone) to download or launch websites in order to find out if I can have them in my area, I live in the Palmdale/Lancaster area of California, known as The antelope valley or High desert. Does anyone live in this area or can anyone assist me in finding out. I tried city hall but with the lines and a 3 year old it makes things difficult...
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could call your city hall, and make sure to stay anonymous. Or, it's always better to ask forgiveness than permission. [​IMG]

    It must be an urban situation if you're wondering about whether or not you can have them. Just try a few laying hens in a small coop; they won't be a nuisance. Then, if it works out, you could graduate to a rooster.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I've been in the area often, but never lived there. I wouldn't exactly call it urban, small city/town to complete barren desert, depending on exactly where you live is a better description. I doubt you'll have a lot of problems, unless it is with your local development. There is a HUGE amount of poultry in Norco, which is pretty close.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Palmdale allows chickens, but not roosters in the Ag-1 zoning district, but only for use by the family residing on the premises. If you live in R-1 and your lot is 20,000 sq ft or larger, you can have 3 poultry or fowl (no roosters or peafowl) per 10,000 sq ft. Lancaster allows 12 on RR properties of at least 15,000 sq ft.
     

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