Zoning for pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by duckncover, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    Do you need any permission to have a pigeon loft? Can your town ban it? I have a nice wooden shed that would make a great loft.
  2. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Yes, some towns can ban it, depends with each city. Also some cities can require you to have a permit.
  3. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2011
    north central Indiana
    It all depends on your neighbors,back when i was a teen i had racing homers,had them for years then the neighbor moved and a new guy moved in.Well he must have been picked on by pigeons in a former life not real sure.Well he hated my pigeons,went as far as to get elected to the town board just to pass an ordinance to ban keeping pigeons,he wasn't real bright because the ordinance ban all fowl in the town limits,what he didn't realize is pigeons aren't fowl.He put up a valiant fight but lost,i had lawyers from the APRU,NPA and a few others put him in his place,even filed a lawsuit for harrassment.
    I would check your town ordinances,if there is no specific mention of pigeons you are probably going to be ok,but there are towns that recently are banning pigeons specifically.
  5. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    @ Hoss
    lol thats so funny. sounds like my old neighbors!

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