Newbie here! Researching a topic that I am VERY interested in...

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by JAuck, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. JAuck

    JAuck New Egg

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    I currently studying the laws and ordinances across the country for backyard chickens for a college course. One of my assignments requires that I locate the dates for when law/ordinances were passed with regards to backyard chickens in cities. Does the "last updated" date under each city correctly correspond to when the ordinance/law was passed? For example:

    Normandy Park, Washington Chicken Ordinance
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    Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10 - dependant on lot size Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions set back from any property line a minimum of 10 feet City/Organization Contact name N/A Additional Information 6.04.065 Rules and regulations relating to fowl. (Normandy Park Municpal... read more
    So in above example, I am assuming that for Normandy Park Washington, backyard chicken ordinances were just passed. Am I a correct in this regard??? And if not, is there a source I can use else where? I have tried clicking on the available links provided, but for a lot of the cities the links led to websites that were not longer available. Any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Intuitively, updated would imply that a change has been made to an existing item. Consequently, you may have to intensify your efforts to find the date enacted.

    Chris
     
  3. JAuck

    JAuck New Egg

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    That is what I am finding Chris. Thanks for the thought. J
     
  4. Mahalo

    Mahalo Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted to let I just published an article that is meant to be a guide for local officials looking to change their chicken ordinances. The article is called

    Illegal Fowl: A Survey of Municipal Laws Relating to Backyard Poultry and a Model Ordinance for Regulating City Chickens


    And it was just published in the Environmental Law Reporter out of Washington D.C.

    You can access the article for free at a website called SSRN (stands for Social Science Research Network). Here is the link:

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2119494

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments on the article. I look forward to hearing from you all here.
     

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