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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2009, 08:59:42 am »

Just get the dang chickens and forget about ordinances.  Just be sure to get pullets.  Roosters crowing at 4 a.m. are sure to bring immediate problems.
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2009, 10:30:09 pm »

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NC town will allow small chicken farms
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The town that's home to the University of North Carolina's flagship campus says it's OK for homeowners to operate small chicken farms.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the Chapel Hill Town Council voted Monday night to allow small-scale chicken farming in the town limits.

The vote will allow people to keep hens in any of the town's residential districts, affecting about 7,700 households. But no roosters will be allowed.

Until now, up to 20 chickens were permitted in low-density zoning districts that covered only about 140 households. Town planner Rae Buckley estimated that 10 to 20 households in Chapel Hill had been raising chickens.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 08:23:58 am »

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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009, 09:12:53 pm »

Illicit urban chicken movement growing in US

i dunno whether this is hilarious, or just sad...
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 08:01:49 pm »

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Are you sure that wasnt the chicken dance????????????

Hey, allowing chickens in the city is gaining a freedom I say let the movement keep growing.

Now I have that STUPID chicken dance song STUCK in my head  :rolleyes: :angry:
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2009, 09:23:04 pm »

Illicit urban chicken movement growing in US

i dunno whether this is hilarious, or just sad...

Oh this movement along with "Urban Farming" is catching on here in Canada too.  The main knock against it, besides folks thinking it will bring down property values, is that there is a concern about rats.  As if chickens have magical feathers/becks/powers to make rats materialize out of the atmosphere. :rolleyes:
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 09:30:54 pm »

Illicit urban chicken movement growing in US

i dunno whether this is hilarious, or just sad...

Oh this movement along with "Urban Farming" is catching on here in Canada too.  The main knock against it, besides folks thinking it will bring down property values, is that there is a concern about rats.  As if chickens have magical feathers/becks/powers to make rats materialize out of the atmosphere. :rolleyes:

No. That takes an Election - just look at the recent crop in DC et al!

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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2009, 10:52:59 pm »

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Illicit urban chicken movement growing in US

i dunno whether this is hilarious, or just sad...

Was there a link?

Chapel Hills is far from where I live, it is pretty much of an up-scale university town.
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2009, 10:32:36 am »

I live in a relatively small town and I didn't even bother to ask if i could get my chickens and 1 rooster.  If the lady next door can have 15 cats then I can have chickens...and if the cats can get past my dogs and bother my chickens the law says that I can shoot them.  Luckily I have a chihuahua that thinks the chicks are her pups and gets up all night to check on them.  She even cries if i accidentally shut the door and she can't check on them.  Looks like i have a guard dog.
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2009, 08:22:43 am »

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Luckily I have a chihuahua that thinks the chicks are her pups and gets up all night to check on them.  She even cries if i accidentally shut the door and she can't check on them.  Looks like i have a guard dog.

Chihuahua can be very good guard dogs. Had a friend whose little dog treed a bear.


If you live in an area with a few people you could build some roll around chicken coops and sell them with six or eight chickens.  There are a lot of sites with good designs.

Just found this link

http://www.citychicks.com.au/
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2009, 10:56:32 am »

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Illicit urban chicken movement growing in US

i dunno whether this is hilarious, or just sad...

Was there a link?

Chapel Hills is far from where I live, it is pretty much of an up-scale university town.

CSMonitor: Illicit urban chicken movement growing in US

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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2009, 12:35:47 pm »

NPR ran a story yesterday.

Backyard Coops Make Chicks Chic

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Some cities don't allow residents to keep chickens, because they worry about the noise, the smell and the rodents that are attracted to the feed. And, of course, there are those who say they don't want chickens next door. Yet many are taking another look at the idea.

Andy Schneider, known as Atlanta's "Chicken Whisperer," lives in the suburbs. He started a Web site and Internet radio show for people interested in keeping backyard flocks.

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"When we go to cities, a lot of times we'll ask them, 'Why don't you want your citizens to lead a more self-sustaining lifestyle? Why don't you want your citizens to save some money in this hard economic time by allowing them to raise backyard poultry?'" Schneider says. "And I'm telling you, Animal Control, I'm sure, gets way more calls from barking dogs and dogs running loose and cats than they ever have from backyard poultry."

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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2009, 03:12:48 pm »

link to atlanta's chicken whisperer.


http://www.atlantachickenwhisperer.blogspot.com/
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2009, 02:55:42 pm »

I presently live on an urban homestead in the South. I'm building a chicken coop and run. My city allows up to 10 chickens. I'm a ghost activist so don't ask where. :ph34r:

Edited to add: It's kinda pointless without a where isn't it?

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Damn, I was so green back then.
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Re: Does My City Allow Me to Raise Chickens?
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2009, 03:25:25 am »

I presently live on an urban homestead in the South. I'm building a chicken coop and run. My city allows up to 10 chickens. I'm a ghost activist so don't ask where. :ph34r:

Wow, this was my first post.

The chicken thing didn't work out.
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