New member from Beachwood, NJ....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by meghanphoto, May 15, 2014.

  1. meghanphoto

    meghanphoto New Egg

    May 15, 2014
    Hey everyone!!! So the past few months I've been researching quite a bit about building a coop and having a few (about 3) chickens for eggs and pets, I love the idea... unfortunately I've read here on the forum that it isn't allowed in Beachwood.

    I plan on doing it anyway. I know, it may seem like a bad idea. I don't understand why it isn't allowed, every surrounding town it's allowed. It really amazed me. I have plans for a small coop and only want 3 chickens.

    Anyone else live in Beachwood? Anyone else live in a town anywhere in the USA that doesn't allow chicks and you've gotten away with it?

    I'm very, very, very excited! And I am so excited I have found this forum, you all are so helpful. Thank you so much!

    By the way, my name's Meg, and I'm 25. =]
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    Yes, there are members on here that keep chickens anyway, even though they are not allowed. Generally if your neighbors are ok with it, the law will either turn the other way or never find out.

    You might want to chat with your chicken neighbors in your state thread to see what is going on around them and if anyone in your neighborhood is keeping chickens...

    Good luck with this new chicken adventure you are on and I hope all goes well!! Oh, and welcome to our flock!
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might like to check your state thread for chicken keeping neighbors and what they are doing
    You might also like the Laws forum, for trying to get the ordinances changed in your area if you want to try.
    If you do a search there are various threads from people keeping chickens in places where they are not supposed to ...
    Good luck in your chicken adventures and hope all goes well!
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - good luck, I know chickens can sometimes be the cause of contention between neighbors.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Meg, welcome to BYC. chickens on 'the down low' can work if yu have a good relationship with your neighbors. Remember it only takes one complaint.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Lots of people get away with having 'stealth' chickens but, it's really essential to have a plan b- by having another home lined up if the animal control office finds out and tells you to remove them.
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Try and get the ordinance changed in your town. Start a thread in the Laws section to rally support and get advice from those who've done it before. Good luck!!
  10. Samantha10

    Samantha10 New Egg

    Oct 7, 2014
    I live in Beachwood too, and have been considering getting a couple of chickens. How have you made out? Any fallout from putting in a coop?

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