New here! Would appreciate some insight.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Hiya, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Hiya

    Hiya New Egg

    Feb 28, 2012
    Hey there!

    We are a homeschooling family who lives in Riverside, CA. 92503. I have been researching and researching about raising a few chickens (less than 4). It would be super awesome for the kids to experience (myself, too)!

    Basically, we are in zone R-A. I was reading on our county website that we need a lot size of 20,000 or more to even have chickens on our property. We are on a lot size of approx. 9,000.

    Could someone help? My mind is spinning and I am uber confused.

    Thanks so much in advance!
  2. Just noticed your post in the re-homing section and saw you only had 3 posts so I read your posts and saw that no one had as of yet welcomed you to Backyardchickens, soo I wanted to welcome you to BYC! I also live in the Riverside area. Used to be Riverside but a little over a year ago became incorporated into the new City of Jurupa Valley. I hope you find your Roosters a home, I have way too many Roosters or I would take them. What kind of chickens did you finally get? If you would like a couple girls I have extras. Well good luck on finding them a new home, and you have a nice day.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  3. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2012
    Jurupa Valley, CA

  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Hello! Welcome to BYC. It's great to see some more SoCal folks!

    I would recommending calling your local animal control, giving them your zip code and asking them to confirm. I am in the city of Los Angeles and am allowed 5 hens, no rooster as long as they as 25 feet from any residence.

    I would the rules vary by zone and get pretty confusing but animal control should be able to clear it up for you.

    Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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