Union, il backyard chicken policy

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Bre Ocampo, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Bre Ocampo

    Bre Ocampo Hatching

    Nov 2, 2018
    my family is considering moving to Union IL. I know agriculture zones can have chickens but anyone aware of residential zones?

    I really don't want to move if I can't have my chickens

    Any help or insight is greatly appreciated
  2. QuacksALot

    QuacksALot Chirping

    Jun 26, 2018
    Hmmmm... I can understand your situation. Try to find an apartment or neighborhood that allows pets. Chickens as pets are growing, so that means there's more neighborhoods that allow chickens in your backyard.
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow

    You can contact zoning and get a copy of the ordinances for the areas you think you might want to live. It's better to know up front than to break the ordinances and have to get rid your beloved pets.

    Good luck!
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  4. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    Just to clarify, an apartment that has a pet friendly policy usually would NOT include chickens. Smaller dogs, cats, that would be typical. Large dogs or "dangerous" breeds might not even be allowed.

    Most neighborhoods allow pets within reason. But chickens are poultry, regardless of how you personally feel about yours. It's not the same.

    For chickens I would call the zoning department of the city you're interested in moving to, and find out exactly what is and is not allowed. Also keep in mind HOAs can be even more restrictive, so you really need to look at this from a lot by lot basis. When I was looking for a house I looked up the zoning ordinance for my specific property before we made an offer.

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