Please help!! We are new to this & looking for help with laws and ordinances and so much more

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Jerrysmom, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Jerrysmom

    Jerrysmom Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to this and I have been looking for what the laws are in my area. I live in an unincorporated part of Plainfield IL but I am part of Wheatland TWP. Does anyone know what they are? Any help would be great!!! Also any advice you have for us on raising our chickens would be great!! I would love to hear what everyone else does!! Thank you so much
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Plainfield, IL https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/plainfield-illinois-chicken-ordinance 10 chickens, no roosters, coop/run must be100' from neighbors house.

    Wheatland doesn't allow chickens. Only for 4-H and educational purposes; permit required to allow 90 day outdoor keeping of hens only.

    So you own land in both towns and pay taxes to both? Just keep the chickens on Plainfield side.
     
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  3. Jerrysmom

    Jerrysmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!! I have 2 roosters that are young that the girlfriend of mine had to get rid of ASAP and to tell ya the truth I dont really want both of them but I dont know anyone who will take them. They are starting to fight from time to time
     
  4. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like chicken n dumplings will soon be on your menu...
     
  5. Jerrysmom

    Jerrysmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah thats what my husband keeps saying but I would rather try and find someone to take them before we have to eat them
     
  6. LadyChicken616

    LadyChicken616 New Egg

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    Well hello there, neighbor! Fancy seeing you on this website! I'm sure you know that things have just started to hit the fan for our neighbor. I haven't received a formal complaint from the County, have you? This means it is time to take action and banned together to push for a formal ordinance in Wheatland township that is pro-chicken. I think we should have a meeting some time this week to discuss a course of action. Let Kindra know if you can be involved and when we can sit down together to work on a plan. Do you know anyone else in our area that is pro- backyard chickens? If so, SPREAD THE WORD! We will need as much support as we can get.
    Hope to here from you soon!
    LadyChicken616 (Zoƫ)
     

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