Success in Carrollton, GA!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by raymarkson, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. raymarkson

    raymarkson Out Of The Brooder

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    We have been working on changing the local ordinances in the city of Carrollton, GA since April. In March I received a notice on my door which stated that the three hens that I had in my backyard did not comply with city ordinances and that they must be removed from my property within forty-eight hours. Instead of removing them, I gathered a group of almost eighty people that lived in my community (via facebook) that all agreed that we should be able to keep chickens on our property in a reasonable manner if we wish to do so. We had more than thirty from that group show up in yellow shirts at the city council meeting to request that the ordinance concerning the keeping of chickens be changed. Luckily, the council was very open to the idea and they were willing to work with us. It was a long process, but several meetings later they finally voted on it at the August 1 meeting and approved changing the ordinance in our favor! We are now allowed to own up to 6 hens (no roosters) on any residential property in the city as long as the coops can be located 25 feet from the property line. I was extremely happy about this and I have already expanded my flock of three to the maximum of six. I just wanted to share.
     
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  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  3. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    Yay! So happy for you and the other residents!
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    YES! congrats, I wish it was that easy everywhere.
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! GREAT JOB!!!
     
  6. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for making my chicken keeping possible. I live on Lake Carroll! I am brooding 10 chicks and will only be keeping the 6 hens.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Way to go, Mark! [​IMG] Hope all's well with you over in Carrollton! How's Daisy doing?
     
  8. raymarkson

    raymarkson Out Of The Brooder

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    larsonll,
    You're welcome. It was my pleasure, really. I'm just glad that we have a mayor and council that were open to listening to the idea; it seems that other communities are not so fortunate in that respect. I hope you enjoy your little flock. I know I love having mine around.
     
  9. raymarkson

    raymarkson Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, speckledhen! Daisy is doing great! It was a long summer trying to get my three girls to accept her, though. It went way beyond establishing pecking order too; they were downright brutal to her so I had to put her in her own coop. Then, I got two chicks to put with her so that she would not be lonely, which put me at my six hen maximum. I've been meaning to send you a message with pictures of her with her new flock... I will do that this weekend.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good to hear she's doing okay now. Enjoy your flock! I look forward to seeing how she turned out.
     

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