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Old 03-18-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: NoDa
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Anyone know where to go to get ordinances for Charlotte? I am trying to determine if chickens (hens) can legally be kept in my urban backyard. Thanks.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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dial 311 and they can direct you.......
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Actually, they are online....just google it.

as I recall, within the city limits of Charlotte, you cannot have roosters, you can only have a few hens, the coop must be inspected by the city code people and you have to pay an annual fee of like $50.00. Please look at the actual city code for details.

BTW: you can often get chickens at the pound....just FYI...they are full grown (usually) and only $2.00 apiece!
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Here you go:

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Anyone know where to go to get ordinances for Charlotte? I am trying to determine if chickens (hens) can legally be kept in my urban backyard. Thanks.
Try your city hall. They will have ordinances available. When I lived in Florida, there were chickens around banks, places of business, and neighborhoods. Seems like the Mexicans liked fresh meat when they ate.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: NoDa
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Thanks for all of the info....and thanks to bs13690 for that link....that's exactly what I needed! Okay, so now the fun begins....any idea how to go about trying to change the ordinances??? LOL The line that indicates "the coop must be a minimum of 25 feet from the property line" is somewhat restrictive....
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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They could always be kept in the house...
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: NoDa
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That was funny....I think you are joking right? I HOPE you are joking....

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They could always be kept in the house...
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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You could big a large coop and live inside of it. Then you could have a bunch of kids, do volunteer work and then get a free house from ABC. Sorry, I went off on a tirade again...
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NoDa
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You could big a large coop and live inside of it. Then you could have a bunch of kids, do volunteer work and then get a free house from ABC. Sorry, I went off on a tirade again...

Too funny....ok on a serious note....any idea how to find out the date that an ordinance was put in place?
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