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Old 04-05-2009, 06:44 AM
 
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What can you tell me about keeping chickens and goats in this town?
As they are allergic to cats and dogs, the kids would love to have a couple of pet dairy goats and a few pet chickens. I looked in the Municode and couldn't find anything expressly forbidding it. The laws seem to deal mainly with cats and dogs (and not keeping wolf hybrids). If there are restrictions to keeping them on certain lots, how does your home have to be zoned in order to have these types of pets?
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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There was a thing in the paper a year or so ago about a woman who kept chickens and her neighbors complaining about the noise, but I can't find it on line.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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All I could find was this.
http://www.muni.org/iceimages/Planning/Peckham.pdf (broken link)
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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I sure wish there were some way to know for sure. I heard they are completely redoing and rezoning things. That sounds like a flail.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I sure wish there were some way to know for sure. I heard they are completely redoing and rezoning things. That sounds like a flail.
If you have chickens, probably don't want a rooster to keep the neighbors content, and why would you want chickens and goats in your yard unless in a pen, in town(residue) with kids out there....almost impossible if loose to control droppings....from either....
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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They are pets just like a dog. I'm sure you know what the yard looks like in March after the dogs have been out there all winter....Of course they would be penned.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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They are pets just like a dog. I'm sure you know what the yard looks like in March after the dogs have been out there all winter....Of course they would be penned.
yes the snow falls and we have a reprieve with picking up....yes the dogs have been out...have we picked up...not, going to be ugly and move the dogs.....if pen, can clean....think of neighbors if in town...everything makes noise, dog...goat...chickies....
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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This link goes directly to the Municipal Code for Anchorage.
http://www.municode.com/resources/ga...id=12717&sid=2

It's consistent with what Barkingowl provided but gives a bit more information.

The way it looks is though you wouldn't be able to find a lot large enough to be able to accomodate chickens in most residential areas of town with the 100' set back requirement.

For me the cost alone of maintaining a heated facility in the winter for my pet chicken would be enough that I would much rather have it for dinner.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Two of the guys at work keep chickens in the Valley and have insulated coops with 2 light bulbs for heating.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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There was a thing in the paper a year or so ago about a woman who kept chickens and her neighbors complaining about the noise, but I can't find it on line.
Yeah, the chickens were so noisy because they only had two light bulbs for heat.
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