Well... my "urban farm" got busted.. Meeting tonight!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by FarmerChad, May 17, 2011.

  1. FarmerChad

    FarmerChad Out Of The Brooder

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    The girls had only been outside for 2 whole nights, then the city police stopped by (last Friday).They informed me that I was not allowed to have chickens in the city. Handed me a copy of the ordinance. All of which I knew ahead of time. Kinda funny though, the officers had this look on their faces as if they were even ashamed to be standing there telling me this.

    The city council meeting is tonight. We plan to attend and see what can be done to help change the ordinance. Wish us luck. I will update later tonight all the details.
     
  2. chickcorner

    chickcorner Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck, RI pulled it off, Hope you can too.
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww shucks, that ... searching for a word that won't get me censored.... is really really rotten. Sorry to hear, but the chance one takes with "knew it all along". Hope you are up for it, can be tough going sometimes.

    Wishing you the best of luck, I'd be interested in hearing how the meeting goes.
     
  4. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck to you!! I hope it goes well!

    Hard to believe you got busted for only two hens. Are they especially noisy?
     
  5. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See if you can get some neighbor's support to go along with you. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck! Hopefully you can get things changed!!
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  7. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It must of been the nieghbors that calle since the chickens were out only 2 nights.
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  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really SUCKS!! I don't understand why city folk have such a hard time with someone having hens. I can understand roos, but hens? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :tongueThe only noise they really make is when laying and then small chirring noises throughout the day. I really hate being part of the human race sometimes.
     
  9. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why must city folk interfere with property rights so much?

    If they don't ban parrots then maybe you can keep them indoors like clandestinechickens.blogspot.com does. That is, if their objection is that it disturbs the neighbors. If they regulate what happens inside your home, then they need to be replaced with reasonable regulators.
     
  10. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Good luck!
     

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