Overland Park Chicken Ordinance

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by freeradicalisa, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. freeradicalisa

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  3. freeradicalisa

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    Thank you for that.. I will definitely post it there.. I have low hopes.. but it does not hurt to try!
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Never hurts to try.
    We have a couple hundred cities (92 in St. Louis county alone) closeby. We have been successful getting them approved to some degree about 70% of the time. You need friends on the city council. Invite them to visit clean pretty backyard chicken coops.
    Start a local meetup group to reach like minded people.
    http://www.meetup.com/stlouischickens/
     
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    I will do that and keep you updated thank you!
     
  6. calebtk

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    How are you doing with this? We have a meeting Monday with OP planning committee. First step towards getting our permit. We have been told it's a long shot and spent over $200 on all the fees just to apply!

    Talked to many of the neighbors today and basically everyone over 60 is against it and says it will lower property values. Even when I show them data and tell them our price of home increased $40k in 8 weeks after buying home and bringing our chickens with us.

    Neighbors on both sides of us are fine but people that live several houses away and don't even see our chickens are making a fuse about it.

    Any tips or advice would be welcome.

    Thanks,

    Caleb
     

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