So there was a new law passed allowing keeping chickens in Gwinnett County last year, does it includ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DesiMurgha, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. DesiMurgha

    DesiMurgha In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2016
    So there was a new law passed allowing keeping chickens in Gwinnett County last year, does it include Lawrenceville (30046)?

    Im considering buying a home on 5+ acres near the Cramac Plantation in Lawrencville GA 30046 and was unsuccessful in finding answers whether I could keep some chickens in my back yard (of course 100ft away from any dwelling).
    Also theres no HOA so thats a good thing but just wondering what the new laws are now and if they apply
    to this zipcode/area etc? And what about horses or Peacocks on the 5+ acre property?

    Much appreciate any of your inputs/experience/advice etc
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to BYC! Have fun! I have no answers for your questions. I do not live near there, but hopefully there is someone here that can help you!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm sorry I wouldn't know. You can try posting on your state thread and see if the locals have heard anything. Just put state name in the searchbox and it will come up for you. Could you call town or village hall, in the actual place you intend to move?
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas and :welcome. Best of luck to you and hope you are allowed to have chickens! :)
  5. DesiMurgha

    DesiMurgha In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2016
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I've pretty much tried everything from calling to leaving messages with no luck. The county operators
    lack the knowledge and just circle me to other people who really dont know much. Its strange that you can have so much land yet cant keep
    some innocent little chickens!
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - maybe calling your county Hall offices might be a good place to start?

    Best of luck
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
    1 person likes this.
  8. AnimalBoxes

    AnimalBoxes Hatching

    Sep 18, 2016
    Hey there! So, technically chickens are legal in Gwinnett County as of an ordinance passed last year. It's based on lot size. If you have a quarter acre, you can have 3 chickens, if you have half an acre, 5 chickens, and so on. Over 3 acres, no limit (but no roosters unless you are zoned in agricultural or residential agricultural area). The bad LAWRENCEVILLE (and city law trumps county law) if you are within city limits, "animal husbandry" is allowed in agricultural zoning only! So, you would have to check and see how you are zoned. Hope that helps :)

    Side note, if you would like to help change this law, a few of us are trying to push for backyard chicken keeping to be legalized! Any and all voices are supportive and appreciated. We just founded a facebook group called Chickens for Lawrenceville, that should have some information in the next week or so on who to contact to show support for chicken legalization. Feel free to add yourself!
  9. DesiMurgha

    DesiMurgha In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2016
    Well the home I was interested in buying was 5 acres but in City limits so no chickens. I let it go
    I wont be looking for homes there unless they have Agri Zoning. Thank you for all the home search continues!

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