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What do I do with all this poo and eggs?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by I'm Rik, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. I'm Rik

    I'm Rik Hatching

    Dec 28, 2008
    Merced, CA
    It seems that we can have two chickens, but can’t eat the eggs. I suppose we can’t compost the poo and feathers they produce either.

    -Rik (the outlaw)

    Merced Municipal Code
    Chapter 6.04 ANIMAL CONTROL
    6.04.080 Livestock and poultry.

    G. No person shall keep or maintain livestock or poultry for the purpose of slaughter or for the use of any product associated with the livestock or poultry.

    I. No person shall keep or maintain more than two (2) livestock or poultry on any residential lot within the city. (Ord. 1880 § 1 (part), 1994: Ord. 1599 § 1, 1985).

  2. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    [​IMG] You have GOT to be kidding me !!! So ...... you're supposed to do WHAT with them ? Glad I don't live where you do....I'd be in jail every other day . Just keep doing what you do , don't ask ...don't tell , Right ! Keep a watch out for the chicken police though......[​IMG]
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    lol... how are they gonna know if you eat the eggs?...[​IMG]..[​IMG].
  4. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2007
    wow thats downright ridiculous!!
  5. Oh my, I guess you could mail some boiled eggs to city council? How silly.
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I can just see you getting taken down by the po po for ingesting an illegal hard boiled egg [​IMG]
  7. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

    Nov 12, 2008
    California is known for the "Land of the fruits and nuts", but THAT takes the FRUITcake !!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG].

  8. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    Hey, neighbor [​IMG] That's so funny since Merced is one of the biggest agriculture areas in the state. Guess you need to move just outside City limits. Either that or move here. Mariposa County has a special disclosure that must be signed by all land and home purchasers that states this is an agricultural county and if you don't think you'll like the sounds/smells/sights of agriculture, you just shouldn't move here because we won't make it go away. [​IMG]
  9. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Honestly who goes around and inforces these laws I wonder ? I mean I have way more then I am supposed to. I know many in my area that have many types of birds and that includes peacocks. Which isn't allowed were I am. I don't see them taking time to come to my door and looking. But to be safe I have my hens, pullets hidden from view. I figure I pay alot for my home and nobody has right to tell me what I can own and not own. But that's just me. I'm a outlaw baby [​IMG]
    I'm in California too btw. I think we are allowed four but right now I have 17 ? I need to go do head count.
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  10. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Songster

    i think the law is mainly for the convienence if someone 8 NEIGHBOR MAKES A COMPLAINT THEN THE law can say , " we have an ordinance".
    you are prob safe unless no one complains.
    LOL what a wierd law, about the egg s.

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