What would you do in this situation?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Bluenrose, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest question is if there are legally allowed to have livestock where they live. The article was extremely short on facts.
     
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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  3. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree Blooie.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Amen and Amen.
     
  5. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you search, there are more legitimate sources:

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/10/19/tawas-city-chickens/17591439/

    Chickens are not legal where they live. They were told to get rid of them. They didn't. They appealed the order. The city's response was to issue a warrant for the violation. Totally cluster-you know what. The family is challenging the local ordinance under a Right to Farm law, but it's not clear that they qualify as a farm (production for sale) and if they meet all the rules about distance from neighbors, etc.
     
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  6. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link. So not researching whether or not chickens were legal in their residential neighborhood they bought them anyway. Then started a nightmare over it. Michigan right to farm didn't cover residential lots in city neighborhoods, and has been supposedly repealed.

    As much as I love having chickens, I wouldn't go against the law to have them. The city was right, chicken owners were wrong. That should have been the end of it.
     

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