Newbie checking local rules

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Davidanderson21, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Davidanderson21

    Davidanderson21 Hatching

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    I live in Camas Washington on prune hill and am wondering what the laws and rules are to raise chickens in my back yard. Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    You need to obtain and read a copy of the ordinances from your city clerk.
    If you are in a subdivision, that adds another layer of onus.
     
  3. frackmomma

    frackmomma In the Brooder

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    Hi! I live in Molalla Oregon and I found this for you. It's similar to our city code...

    "the keeping of more than six chickens, ducks, geese, domesticated hare or rabbit, and similar animals in any combination on a parcel of land containing less than ten thousand square feet shall be deemed a public nuisance. No turkeys or roosters are permitted."

    Here's the link to your city municipal code: https://library.municode.com/wa/camas/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT6AN_CH6.16PORA
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    :goodpost:
     
  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Looks pretty straightforward then. Also make sure to check that you don't have any restrictions per your subdivision, HOA, etc. if those apply.
     
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  6. frackmomma

    frackmomma In the Brooder

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    Yes, HOAs typically restrict any kind of livestock
     

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