Will this work????????

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Break an Egg, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago I posted about an issue I was having with my city. Now After review of the revised ordinances, I wanted to check with others opinions to see if it will work.

    here was my first thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=85808

    Now, I have wrote the city and they are giving me time to find a home for my last three hens. Under the city's ordinance, if I have kids in 4h I can apply for a permit to keep the chickens. I am getting them enrolled in the program this week, and I hope to get a permit to keep them. Here is what it says in the ordinances:

    (A) On any premises in the city, it shall be unlawful for any person to keep or to permit the keeping of chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, or other fowl and poultry.

    ยง 91.25 EXCEPTIONS.

    (A) Any person enrolled as a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA) under the supervision of a high school vocational agricultural teacher, or a 4-H member under the supervision of the Bexar County Agricultural Agent, or designated as a breeder for said organizations may apply to the City Manager for a permit to be exempted from the limitations of this chapter which exemption shall not be unreasonably withheld and any individual denied the issuance of a permit may appeal said decision to the City Council. A request for a permit must include type, sex, number of animal and time period of program.

    (B) The form of application for permits under this section shall be prescribed by the City Manager and no fee shall be charged for such permits.

    My ? is do you think this will fly?
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nothing wrong with being a member of 4-H. Sounds to me likeyou should be allowed a permit!
    Perhaps the 4-H leader or extension office would be the best one to ask.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Generally every aspect of an legal exception has to apply for you to claim it applies to you:

    4-H member under the supervision of the Bexar County Agricultural Agent

    So if your 4-H membership is under the auspices of the Bexar County Agricultural Agent you would be fine; if it's not then merely being a 4-H member won't help you.

    ~Phyllis​
     

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