So, does that mean I can, or cannot have chickens?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Quella, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Quella

    Quella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 20, 2008
    Have just been poring through the animal section of the muncipal code of where I live. All areas concerning "poultry", baby chicks, livestock, and whatever words that may collide in my dream of having backyard chickens have apparently been repealed. No where in there does it say that I can't have chickens. No where in there does it say that I can have chickens, either. Also, from that lengthy e-book on My Pet Chicken, it says you have to check with the zoning board, and the health board? Do they apply to the muncipial code, or are all of these individual? Also, will you really have a problem w/ keeping chickens if your neighbors don't complain? I think authorities have better things to do than hunt out 'illegal' chicken keepers, right? 0.o and they said chickens were easy to get and easy to keep. . . not only do I have to save up . . . but now to find this out . . .[​IMG] xD
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I knw many people on her have chicken illegally. I would talk to your neighbors, see what they say only get females and if now one has a problem, keep them somewhat hidden behind your house. [​IMG]
  3. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    There is a latin phrase they use in law. I cannot think of the phrase, but it means to include something excludes all others and to exclude something includes all others. In other workds, unless it says they are illegal, then they are legal. Go ahead and get your birds. I would check with your nearest neighbors first.
  4. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    Quote:I Agree! [​IMG]
  5. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2008
    St.Paul, Minnesota
    Have you talked to your councilmen or animal control supervisor. That's what I finally did and got the answers I needed. Of course, if I hadn't got the answers I wanted, I'd be "sneaking" them in.

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