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Owning chickens in Portland, OR

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by haleiwasue, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. haleiwasue

    haleiwasue Hatching

    Mar 30, 2007
    Anyone know if zoning laws in Portland, OR allow the keeping hens in residential areas?If so, how many? If anyone knows the website to find such information, I would appreciate it. Aloha, Sue

  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England

    Lots of people here keep illegal chickens anyway.

    However, I'm pretty sure that it's legal as in Seattle they encourage it.
  3. maggiePI

    maggiePI In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2007
    S. Oregon
    I would call the zoning person in Portland who is in charge of that part of zoning. They don't always post stuff like that in an easy to find area of city code unless you are good at legalese. Medford was just sued and it was determined they could not restrict chickens in the city limits by the local court. Good luck!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The book "Keep Chickens" is all about owning chickens in a city atmosphere, written by a woman in Portland, Oregon, who owns three. She says you can have three hens without a permit, but no roosters. Great book by Barbara Kilarski.
  5. GoPups

    GoPups Songster

    Mar 27, 2007
    Memphis, TN
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    I think half of the members on this board have "illegal" chickens! [​IMG] Don't worry, Sue. They can all give you advice!

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