Zoning Board

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by WSchick, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. WSchick

    WSchick Hatching

    Sep 4, 2011
    I just want to say thank you to everyone who gave suggestions for going before a town zoning board. I live in West Seneca, New York, and since 1962 there has been an ordinance against raising chickens.October 26, 2011 I received approval for my 5 Red star hens (no roosters) from the zoning board of approval.I used many of the suggestions I read for my defense.

  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chirping

    Jun 10, 2011
    North Central NC
    Congratulations! [​IMG]
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
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  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Way to go! [​IMG]
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  6. pimachickens

    pimachickens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Do you mind posting your speech? I know there are others here who are currently battling the zoning board, and could probably use some of your points.
  7. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    Quote:Yes, please do. I've been asked to speak to our local village board on Monday. Our codes allow two hens only. I'm trying to get them to increase the maximum to eight hens. I've got five in my flock. Three of them are about three years old and haven't given me any eggs since mid summer. First because of a heavy moult, and now because of decreased daylight hours.

    The two Delawares were giving me eggs almost every single day until just two weeks ago, when one of them started to moult and quit producing eggs. So now I'm down to one egg a day, six days a week. Four freeloaders. Hope they start up again in the Spring. Will try to show the board that keeping layers as pets means no culling simply because they've quit laying. But if we want eggs to continue, we've got to be able to add young pullets to the flock as needed. If the spent hens die off naturally, then a flock of eight birds might be a good working quantity to keep the eggs coming.

    Please do post your speech.


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