Those living in the city or the barley rural.... How many chickens??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Fancie, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    I figured everyone who has lots of chickens must be living way out in the contry... but the city folk... how big are your flocks?

    I live right out side city limits on just 1/4 acer and have 5 chickens (and plenty chicks.) I have yet to deside on my final flock size... So I wanted to see what you have gotten away with....
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    My city ordinances allow for 6 adult chickens in the city limits.
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    We live on a half-acre, but it is within a typical subdivision (paved roads, gutters, sidewalks, etc). We are allowed 10 chickens. We have 6 currently. BUT....(the fun part!)...we are getting 51 chicks in next week. Theoretically half will be roos, so they will become dinner before anyone can complain about them. The hens will be split 50-50 with DHs best friend, which will leave us with 12-ish. So our final count will be ~18 hens. [​IMG] Our neighbors don't care and the city will only care either if they get complaints.

    ETA: Cities vary by code. DH's best friend lives on 3/4 of an acre and it is not in a subdivision. He is only allowed 3 chickens! They even have a limit on how many fish he is allowed! He will have ~10 hens, no roos, so I doubt he'll have a problem.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    We are in a rural city - meaning the population is under 60,000. We are allowed 6 including one roo. We have oh, say more than that. SHHHHHHHHH
  5. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Songster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Linköping, Sweden
    We're allowed 4 in St. Louis, but I'm getting another 2 chicks this week... who's going to complain?
    I LOOOOOOOOVE them so MUCH! [​IMG]
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    We are allowed 20, and no roos. My blue ameraucana roo hasn't crowed yet but I saw him do the dance with the blue ameraucana pullet today!

    I have 19 (1 roo)... and 12 chicks. ( 8 are roos!)

    So eventually I'll have 22 hens and 3 roos.(as long as they aren't loud)
  7. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    5 chickens. No roosters.
    2 bantie and 1 standard chicks on the way.

    None are legal in my city. Although they were YEARS ago according to a neighbor that has lived here her entire life and whose family had chickens
  8. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    I live in a semi rural area (I am .5 km from the city limits) I have no Idea how many chickens I am allowed to have if any..I figured I would just get them and wait till someone complains and then play stupid...OOOO I had no idea thing i figured we were in the country in all [​IMG]

    so I have 10...and plan on getting more this coming weekend... [​IMG]

    and I have a plan with a former neighbor who lives in town..
    she has 2 hens and is not allowed to have them at all so when the animal control officer comes and tells her that she has to get rid of hers...they will come and hide out here for a few [​IMG] then go home and repeat the precess when her nosy neighbors complain again
  9. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    When we lived in the city a few years back, I had 2 roos and 6 hens. We did fine until DH put a large tree stump out front and the "people" came by. Left a note to call the city. He told DH chicken were not allowed in the city limits. DH promptly told him according to our attorney, I could have chickens as pets. The city guy said, I'll need to check on that. A few hours later, he called DH back and said we were right. He never said we couldn't have roos or if there was a limit. BTY, we did check with our attorney who is a good friend of ours and he read the ordinances before we got the chickens. Said he would represent us for free if the city took us on!
  10. amarook

    amarook Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    We have about 3/4 of an acre. Not in town, but not far from town.
    It's kind of like a cross between rural, and suburb.

    I didn't bother checking to see if I can have them, because my neighbor 2 houses down has them, and they just range where ever they want.

    I asked my neighbor directly behind me if he would mind if we have chickens, as he would be the closest to them, and he said he doesn't care.

    But he added that we might not be allowed to have them at our place because it's not zoned farm. I said well what about the guy on the other side of you. He said well from the other side of our house and back down the hill is zoned farm. (doesn't make sense to me.)

    So seeing as that guy has rosters, I know I hear them crow... I'm just going to have mine, and see what happens.
    I don't plan on letting mine wander all over like that other guy does. I mean his chickens go into any yard they want. Mine are going to be in a run till we have a tall fence up around our back yard... then they will get time loose in the yard.

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