Not sure where to find out...

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by McKenley5, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. McKenley5

    McKenley5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have searched all over the internet and I still don't know if my chickens are legal. We have had them since April, and nothing has been said (so far)...we live in a subdivision, but there is not a neighborhood association or anything.

    If anyone can help, we live in Ringgold, GA (Catoosa County)...NOT in Ringgold city limits...but not exactly "out in the country" either. Like I said, a subdivision. BUT, on the back side of the subdivision a family has some ducks that run all about. [​IMG]
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    if you have a Town or City Hall, you can call them up and they will tell you everything you want to know about the Laws in your area...That is what I have always done [​IMG]
     
  3. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had roosters and hens in a sub division before the neighbors didnt say nothin.... i think they was afraid to my dog would kill there cats.
     
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    I am not following the municode on this one..hard to understand whether they are talking about churches or residential properties. But if you want to read through it yourself... http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientID=13141&stateID=10&statename=Georgia Just type the word poultry or fowl in the search box. Ah I think I understand it now..keeping poultry is a "conditional use" what conditions I wonder?

    - Intent.

    R-1 Single-family residential districts are established to provide for low density residential development.

    Sec. 9.2. - Permitted uses.

    (a)
    Single-family dwellings which are site built only. Manufactured homes are not permitted.

    (b)
    Accessory buildings and uses located on the same lot or parcel of land as the main structure and customarily incidental to the permitted or conditional use.

    (c)
    Home swimming pool, provided the location is not closer than ten feet to any property line and the pool is enclosed by a wall or fence at least four feet in height.

    (d)
    Home occupations, provided the requirements of article V of this ordinance are met.

    Sec. 9.3. - Conditional uses.

    (a)
    Churches and their attendant educational and recreational facilities, and public schools, provided that:

    (1)
    Adequate ingress and egress to a major street is assured;

    (2)
    They are provided with adequate, paved off-street parking areas;

    (3)
    The buildings are placed not less than 30 feet from street lines and not less than 25 feet from property lines;

    (4)
    Adequate provisions are made for maintaining a planted buffer strip along adjoining property lines.

    (b)
    General farming and horticulture, except that the raising of livestock or poultry shall not be permitted;

    (c)
    Kindergartens, play schools and day care centers and homes;

    (d)
    Private and public schools and libraries, excluding business trade schools;

    (e)
    Public utility structures and buildings, provided that the installation is properly screened and services the immediate area. No office shall be permitted and no equipment shall be stored on the site;

    (f)
    Golf, swimming, tennis or country clubs, public and private community clubs or associations, athletic fields, parks and recreation areas, provided that no building for such proposed use is located within 100 feet of any property line.​
     
  5. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Oh dear.....sorry

    [​IMG]
    General farming and horticulture, except that the raising of livestock or poultry shall not be permitted;

    How stupid though...what IS general farming?​
     
  6. Mamma_Duck04

    Mamma_Duck04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    General farming and horticulture, except that the raising of livestock or poultry shall not be permitted;

    But wouldn't that ALLOW chickens? That one strikes me as "general farming" except raising livestock or poultry shall not be permitted... like corn or hay fields (??) That one's written funny...

    I envy some of the people here that have codes that DON'T have legalese dripping off them, or that don't talk in circles & have 15 places to look to verify one or the other, or the other [​IMG]
     
  7. ron8072

    ron8072 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Catoosa County Georgia also.

    "(b)
    General farming and horticulture, except that the raising of livestock or poultry shall not be permitted;"


    That cannot pertain to Catoosa County since I am surrounded by families that raise chickens with roosters. I almost had to start raising them in defense.

    Another issue will probably arise when they do their seemingly biannual fly over taking pictures to make sure we haven't built a new building that they are required to tax me for.

    I imagine it is the same anywhere anymore. They may even be using drones for all we know.

    I suppose I will call the county and inquire about raising chickens. But I will not use my phone.
     

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