So mad

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by duckncover, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    My town confiscated my cuckoo marans!!!

    The were shipped off to a farm and now I have a $300 fine to pay for breaking zoning laws...

    I don't know what to say...[​IMG]
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

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    Wow, so sorry! They should have given you a chance to rehome them yourself I would think.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Did they have a court order for the confiscation? If not they violated your due process.
     
  4. Eggtastic

    Eggtastic In the Brooder

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    <----- Irish person.....what are zoning laws??[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Laws that say what kinds of activities (industrial, commercial, residential) are allowed on your property. Zoning laws vary from town to town and state to state. In some areas, unless your land is zoned agricultural, you can't have chickens.
     
  6. Eggtastic

    Eggtastic In the Brooder

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    Seriously??? So then you would have to move if you wanted to keep animals in a non-argicultural zone....or what??[​IMG]
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Sometimes you can get a variance. Or you can petition to get the local laws changed. Sometimes moving is the only answer.

    I live in an unincorporated area of the county (as in I am not within city limits). It is a suburban area. I can have ducks or chickens with no problems. If I lived in the city of Fountain (to the South of me) I wouldn't be allowed to have either. If I lived in Colorado Springs (to the North of me), I could have up to 10 chickens depending on square footage, but no roosters.
     
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  8. Eggtastic

    Eggtastic In the Brooder

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    My god......and I thought the legal requirements here were bad enough, at least I will always be allowed chicks no matter where I live..........hell of a lot of paper work though
     

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