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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fwinfrey, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. fwinfrey

    fwinfrey New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to the site, but was hoping for some advice. About six months ago we purchased two baby chicks. Just recently we received a letter from our city saying we cannot have them. Since the city has a rooster that wonders the main street of downtown (8 blocks from my house) I didn't see having our chickens would be a problem. We are being told it's against code. Would it not also be against city code for the rooster that is allowed to walk freely downtown. Just doesn't make sense. Would appreciate any advice. Thanks
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I recommend that you contact your representative on the city council and discuss it with him, and try to get the ordinance amended. Perhaps getting a petition with as many signatures as possible will help. Your local newspaper might be interested as well.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, fwinfrey and [​IMG]. Hope you get your chicken legal problems settled. Seems to me you should be able to keep them if there's already a rooster free ranging around town! Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from the coast of California. There is a topic here on this forum for folks like you. It is Laws and Ordinances. Read, then post your questions there. I'm sure you'll get some answers that will help you. Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC. Local zoning laws trump just about everything. I hope you get your local ordinances turned to your favor, but there remain many, many places where chickens are still outlawed. The "sense" of it all is quite debatable, in lieu of the culture's propensity for cats and dogs, but it is what it is until you and others get the laws changed.
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! I would check in the Local Chicken Laws and Ordanances section for the best help on that question.

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  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Maybe there just to lazy to catch him. I would let them free in the neighborood, then you could still have them but they wouldnt be your fault anymore.[​IMG]
     

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