to heck with the code

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by SophieLain127, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    I've started to build my coop in Columbus OH. I've contacted all the proper departments and they've all blown me off. So I'm going ahead with my plan to get 6 hens. If I keep it clean and quiet (with in reason) I don't see what the problem would be. As long as I comply with the these rules I should be okay.

    Keep it clean
    keep it quiet
    keep it safe
    keep it confined
    keep it healthy for all.
  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Here's one thing I found when searching the city codes...

    Development Standards

    3332.040 Agricultural and stable standards.
    A. An agricultural use, farm, field crops, garden, greenhouse, nursery and a truck garden may be conducted in any residential district contained in this chapter without restriction as to the operation of incidental vehicles and machinery or restriction as to the incidental sale and marketing of products raised on the premises, provided that:
    1. The agricultural use is located on-premises and on a minimum lot area of five (5) acres; and
    2. A poultry and livestock building, structure and yard is located on-premises and is located a minimum distance of one hundred (100) feet from a lot or street line; and
    3. Poultry and livestock for sale are kept in approved enclosures.

    B. A stable may be erected in any residential district contained in this chapter provided that:
    1. The stable is located on-premises and on a minimum lot area of five (5) acres; and
    2. The stable complies with the appropriate regulations of the Columbus Health Department. (Ord. 1877-02 ยง 2 (part).)

    You can search through the codes to see if there's any more info.
  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    It is easier to get forgiveness than permission
  4. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    So my husband says no chicks till I get the permit. So I send a very demanding letter to the guy in charge and he says "there are 2,000 animal cruelty cases and dozens of permit and only two people"

    So I offered to drive to the health department and pick up all the paper work. I'm waiting to hear something back....

    I wanted to get some hatching eggs but I can't until I know I can have them..... this sucks. I can't wait to move out of the city.
  5. Vallen513

    Vallen513 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    I feel your pain, I live in a Cincinnati suburb. Our rules are even more strict. Says you can't have them unless they are 200' from the property line. My neighbors are pretty easy to get along with. I am going to put up a privacy fence, and not have any roosters. If someone complains, I'll get rid of them. But I am rolling the dice.
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Rather than corresponding via email and letters and phone calls, schedule an appointment, be on time and be prepared. Explain what you are wanting, and that you are not planning a commercial poultry farm, but a backyard flock. Show pictures, photos and drawings of your proposed plans and locartion for your coop, pens, etc. Satellite photography as is available on google maps would be super as it will show the whole area including proximity to neighbors. Have a plan for manure and fly control. Ask for help in a friendly manner; do NOT be confrontational. Ask what you need as far as permits and how to go about obtaining them.

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