No chickens (yet) but interested

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by agibble09, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. agibble09

    agibble09 New Egg

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    I've always wanted chickens but never lived in a place where I could have them. However, my family is moving and will soon have a lot more outdoor space - nice big backyard in a more rural community

    I want to make sure I'm fully aware of all the township ordinances and regulations before I commit to adding any feathered friends. I realize each town is different but my broad question is this: Is there a difference between a pet chicken and ones that are considered "poultry or agriculture". It's sometimes hard to tell if a backyard pet would be held to the same regulations as a farm.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us.

    I'm not expert but think all officials consider chickens as farm animals…..although I know mine are pets.

    Hope your new location ordinances allow you to get chickens.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    I'm not great with regulations/ordinances. But, I think that chickens are almost always considered "livestock" or agriculture.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Have you called your local town hall yet? They should be able to tell you all you need to know about the ordinances in your area.

    Stop by our learning center too for lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Often a tiny serama can pass as a cage bird and a silkie is unusual enough where some people consider them some type of foo foo dog (from a distance. Just sayin' in case house chickens would fill the bill for you. There is a very good thread called "people with house chickens."
     
  9. Xtineart

    Xtineart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome, sorry i cant help with your Q as I'm in the UK and we have very different laws for that here, but hope you manage to get a few birds. Hens are lovely pets
     
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] We're glad to have you here! [​IMG]
    I hope you can get some chickens soon!
     

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