New to the site...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by charliev, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. charliev

    charliev New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Nov 23, 2010
    Hello,

    Charlie from Cherokee County GA here.
    Thinking of starting to raise these fluffy little egg machines....

    Have been looking on our Counties site trying to determine whether or not the
    backyard chicken laws have changed for Cherokee Co Georgia, and either they haven't
    or they have, and Cherokee Co has hidden the news on their website so good, I can't
    find the land use, or whatever it's called ordinance.

    If anyone is in Cherokee Count GA, and knows, I'd love to hear the good news.
    (And find the website that shows it is not allowed/legal)

    When I moved here in 1997, they said a Chicken and a Cow or Horse were all equal,
    and you needed 2 acres per live stock. (ie: 5 chickens, you need 10 acres). Kinda ridiculous.

    Looking forward to raising them if I am allowed.

    Charlie
     
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] there is a section on here somewhere whith the information you seek. Hopefully some one could help:welcome
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,217
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. You could call your county extension office...they might know, or the county commissioner in your district. I hope it's a 'go' for you, good luck.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    5,038
    12
    281
    Apr 9, 2007
    Troy,Missouri
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  6. misschickenlittle

    misschickenlittle REALLY wants a new title

    1,014
    17
    158
    Oct 30, 2010
    Missouri
    Welcome to BYC! Hope you find the info you need to know!
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    34,028
    453
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    If we have restrictions here, I don't know about it. Used to have a neighbor who had way too many animals for the space, who were not well taken care of. It was bad, animals like goats in the house all the time, and the house was not cleaned at all (nor did the septic system work.) I know they used animal cruelty and health laws to deal with them; I don't believe there was an "animal per acre" type law they could use. Yes, county extension should know.

    There's a state law that before you sell eggs you have to get "certified," or some such term. As I understand it, it's no big deal, a booklet, a quick test and maybe $20. Trouble is, it is hardly ever offered; they say they have no funds to administer it. County ext. will know about this, too, I'll bet.
     
  8. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chillin' With My Peeps

    111
    0
    89
    Sep 9, 2010
    Northern Ohio
    [​IMG]
    Welcome from Northern Ohio.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    85
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Sometimes it is better to just ask your neighbors if they would care. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by