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what can they do? neighbor wants my chickens gone.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by the*chicken*chik, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. the*chicken*chik

    the*chicken*chik Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 20, 2011
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    I live in a subdivision that is not in city limits. we do not have an association of any kind and my neighbor behind me is marked agriculture. the neighbor beside me says she called and i not suppose to have them here. who did she call? what can she do? what can i do?
     
  2. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    what city are you in? maybe I can help you look it up? with Ag..right behind you wow..do they have animals back there? more info please (don't worry we are not stalkers LOL)
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    start researching the law and print it out... if its in your favor highlight it and leave a copy with her- ask her if theirs anything that may help her like chickens more (not that you have to do it).

    If the law is not in your favor start tring to find homes for your chickens- and also try to change the laws...

    Look in the following places

    City animal code
    County animal code
    Zoning code
    State law (XX right to Farm Act)
     
  4. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Sounds like someone called the city and is trying to apply what she was told to a person outside the city limits. Designation behind her is irrelevant if Ag designations are based on amount of land. They could have 5 acres and op is on a city sized lot (subdivision). If she knows the person behind them is "marked" agricultural, I bet that same person knows who to go to for accurate information.

    Good luck.
     
  5. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
  6. the*chicken*chik

    the*chicken*chik Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 20, 2011
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    thanks so much all. i am in pleasant view tennessee. i am so freaked out. i love my babies. she says she is scared of them.
     
  7. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    Scared of them??? You must have turkens!! [​IMG]
     
  8. CacklingCarolyn

    CacklingCarolyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Louisville, Ky.
    Are your chickens in a coop/run? Do you think she would be willing to learn a bit about them? Ignorance is sometimes the hardest obstacle to overcome in any situation. I hope you are allowed by law to keep them but it would still be nice if your neighbor wasn't afraid of them. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    which of these is your area?
    B

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    Brentwood
    Bristol
    C

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    Centerville

    Clarksville

    F

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    Farragut

    Franklin

    G

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    Gallatin
    Germantown
    K

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    Kingsport

    Knox County

    Knoxville
    M

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    Memphis

    Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County
    Mt. Juliet

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    Shelby County
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  10. Billyk

    Billyk New Egg

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    Here is the link to the zoning regs for your town. Looks like AG and R-1 are good to go, that's as far as I read, but I am no expert!!

    www.townofpleasantview.com/Zoning%20Ord%20Article%20V.pdf

    Good luck, I hope it is ok for you to keep your flock. We are lucky, we have what is called "right to farm" in my town so we are good to go!! We even have a very cranky neighbor who called the town, boy were they disappointed.
     

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