New from Stockton, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jasonponce, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. jasonponce

    jasonponce Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2009
    I am new to the forum and also new to chickens. I want to have some but the local ordinances do not allow it. Is there any one else in the Stockton area that could help me to get the ordinances changed?

  2. Daysiechicks

    Daysiechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Salt Lake City
    Welcome Jason! You will love it here. [​IMG]
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Check the section 'Where Am I? Where Are You' for others from CA, maybe you can find someone in your area. Post the question there. Also check the section re ordinaces and how to change them. Good luck!!
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    [​IMG] from Texas!
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Hey Jason. [​IMG]

    I raise chickens in Oakland, not too far from you, it's kind of hard to believe that waaay out there in the boonies they don't allow chickens? Are you positive about that?

    In Oakland the law is you have to keep poultry and their housing at least 25ft from any dwelling entrance. So pretty easily done if you've got a backyard. Roosters however are prohibited.

    I'll take a look more in depth into the zoning laws out there, I have a few connections with the city here in Oakland, maybe they can help out?

    What kind of chickens to you plan on getting?!

  6. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Hi Jason.
    Welcome and good luck in changing the ordinances in Stockton. (I'm actually suprised that you aren't allowed at least pullets/hens since CA has so much agriculture in the state.)

  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! Check out the Local Chicken Laws section in the Index. Maybe someone over there can help you start up your chicken flock!!!

  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  9. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    [​IMG] from NJ
  10. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Jason - quick check of the muni code in Stockton
    - Check out ยง16.80.060 Animal regulations

    Looks like you can have poultry provided you have 1/2 an acre lot. Up to 100 per acre, so if you had the minimium of 1/2 acre you could have 50 so long as they are 50 feet from the property line.

    Like a lot that big is gonna happen in the city limits...


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