Rural communities have no-chicken rules but big cities allow it

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Ranch, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Ranch

    Ranch New Egg

    Nov 6, 2011
    Hi. We live in a rural are very near a huge city and sprawling suburb cities. The large cities allow chickens, and have for a few years. Probably some activists got together and passed a sensible law, banning roosters but allowing a few hens.

    I can raise chickens on my property but I noticed that most of the nice little "rural" communities nearby, where people have relatively large lots (1/4 acre, 1/2 acre, 1 acre), they have Covenants that forbid livestock to specifically include chickens.

    These communities and rules are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    I wrote the following letter to a neighborhood nearby. I wonder if this will ever change. Any advice?


    We live near MVS, not within MVS, and we're starting to raise a few chickens.

    You might be aware of the fact that nearby cities allows residents to have chickens, on any residential parcel. This is becoming more popular for many reasons. I noticed that the MVS Covenants for residents forbids chickens.

    I wonder if the residents of MVS have ever considered allowing chickens in some way, as cities all across the nation are doing. Perhaps limiting the number of chickens, and the distance between chicken coop and property line.

    There seems to be no reason why people who live in MVS can't have a half dozen chickens if they want to. As kids move toward sustainable living, and the study of agriculture becomes more popular, MVS community rules should be reconsidered.

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  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY

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  3. avidhomestead

    avidhomestead Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2011
    Brevard County, FL
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    AlienChick, that is awesome! Can I use that image elsewhere?
  4. Brandeeb

    Brandeeb New Egg

    Jun 5, 2017
    I live in a rural community in Nebraska, we moved her from a big city in Iowa where we could have chickens. There is a house on the edge of town they have chickens so I assumed you could. come to find out the city line runs through their property that's why they have them. now the chickens that I have they want me to get rid of. Even though they have had a lot of the community inquire about having them. I'm going to the village council this evening to keep our chickens.

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