Residents crowing about the chickens in Park City

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  1. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by Sia NyorkorKWCH 12 Eyewitness News
    9:41 p.m. CST, January 13, 2013

    (Park City, Kan.)—
    When you think of animal ordinances, leash laws and barking dogs usually come to mind, not chickens.
    But that's the case in one Kansas town.


    His neighbors call him "Chicken Man."

    Robert Schulte has 12 chickens, in his backyard.

    He says he was surprised to hear about the complaints to the city council in Park City about chickens.

    He doesn't know if his chickens are the problem.

    "I mean it doesn't matter anyway, it's not like I'm harboring wild horses, lions and tigers and bears in the backyard," he says.

    Schulte says he checked with the city before he bought his flock of chickens.

    "Do I need to buy a permit? No. How many can I have? As long as you have adequate housing and they're clean and cared for and not have a lot of complaints," he says, listing the questions he asked at City Hall.

    The previous ordinance says: "Frequent or habitual noise, shall mean barking, howling, yelping, crying, crowing or other noise made by an animal for a total of at least 15 minutes... of the property line..."

    A new ordinance was approved December 26th after the complaints. It allows residents to own up to five hens and no roosters.

    Now Schulte worries he'll have to let some of his chickens go.


    "If you had to let half of your chickens go, would you be okay with that?" ask Eyewitness News Reporter Sia Nyorkor.
    "If I had to yes. I guess I would just migrate them around to other friends," says Schulte.


    Schulte says he's heading to City hall monday morning to find out if he and his chickens are breaking the law.

    Just this past year, the town of Rose Hill passed an ordinance allowing chickens within city limits. Roosters are not allowed because of the noise they make.

    Wichita allows chickens as well but a special permit is required.

    Sure hope he gets to keep his Chickens.....
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If it's a new ordinance, I would think that he would be grandfathered at the number he had when the ordinance was passed.
     
  3. RooRu

    RooRu New Egg

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    Yeah I get to keep them my local code enforcement guys are nice, but I'm legal and grandfathered in.
    I apparently wasn't the original person the complaint was about but I became the target.
    I did everything from day one to make sure didn't offend my neighbors even spoke to them.

    But one works nights as do I an
     
  4. RooRu

    RooRu New Egg

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    Anyways I'm legal didn't have any roosters, as I didn't want any myself.
    I accidentally had a pullet that turned out to be a hen and after 1st doodle he got sent to my friends farm lol.
     

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