Peacock declared illegal in Dover,NJ. Help! Any ordinance experience?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by doudini2, May 6, 2011.

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  1. doudini2

    doudini2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011

    today the earth shook underneath my feet, when after applying for permit to build a flight pen for my peacock, they told me that peacocks are pheasant family, and wild and untamed animals, and the ordinance states you cannot have them in this town. I am not sure what I can do about it, but my Henri is a pet, not a wild animal.
    The only reason they know it is a peacock, is because the secretary on the phone made me disclose who is the flight pen for, and it seems now the whole department knows who I am am and where I live. Otherwise, we would fence in the whole yard and noone would know about Henri.
    Any advice on how to start the appeal?
  2. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Lacey, WA
    Geez, I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you can get Henri 'grandfathered' in, so to speak. [​IMG]

    No Ideas for you, just encouragement! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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