New member from Castro Valley, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cricketfeet, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. cricketfeet

    cricketfeet New Egg

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    Hi all! My husband and I are brand new to the chicken community although I have a tiny bit of experience from helping out with a flock from our former church in Oakland. We have five chicks right now that are happy and healthy and a nine year old mutt that we hope will become their guardian (he goes into their room with me every night and lets them climb all over him or burrow under him for a nap).

    One thing that I found alarming is that I saw a post saying that you could keep three chickens in CV with no permit. I contacted the county (we're unincorporated) and that is not true. The officer in charge of chickens had heard the rumor and was frustrated by it, so I was wondering how you go about setting the record straight? For any chickens in a residential area, you are required to obtain and maintain an annual 'fanciers permit' for $50. We'll definitely be doing everything by the book, but I also wanted to put this information out there for anyone who bought in to the 'three chicken rule'!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] x2 on the " Local Chicken Laws and Ordinances (and how to change them)" forum. Good luck!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Good luck with your new flock and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. cricketfeet

    cricketfeet New Egg

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    Thanks all! We will check out the local laws forum, and we look forward to learning and sharing here on BYC!
     

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