Portland, Maine now allows chickens!!!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by SeaChick, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Portland, Maine's largest city, voted last night to lift the ban on chickens. Residents can now raise up to 6 hens (no roosters) and must pay a $25 per year fee to do so. Coops must be 20 feet from a neighbor's residence and 5 feet from the property line.

    http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=240265&ac=PHnws
     
  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    I am in Hermon. I just was watching this on the news this morning. I think I'd die if I lived in a city or town where I couldn't have chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
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  4. cellochck

    cellochck Out Of The Brooder

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    I was SOOO happy to hear this! I think more cities should get on board! It turns out that Camden, ME has an ordinance that doesn't allow livestock, including chickens. People are petitioning to get the ordinance to make it okay to have chickens. There was an article on villagesoup.com.
     
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had JUST heard this from my tax lady this morning- YAY for CHICKENS!!!!
     
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:i used to know a guy in herman that had llamas and a few ostrich's man he was crazy,,, guess being a state councilor can do that to ya lol.

    bout time portland smartened up !! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Congrats to every one living in Portland, Maine..

    If such a large city allows chickens, then maybe more towns & citys will allow them in the future. [​IMG]
     
  8. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm glad to see that the city officals voted to allow raising chickens in town for a fee . [​IMG] Did the vote come down to "we need to raise more cash from somewhere? Glad I live in the country in N.H.
    To the Peeple of portland woo hoo [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  10. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:i used to know a guy in herman that had llamas and a few ostrich's man he was crazy,,, guess being a state councilor can do that to ya lol.

    bout time portland smartened up !! [​IMG]

    Last I was there, the guy in hermon still had them [​IMG] My mom used to and brother still does live there in Hermon!
     

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