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Bluerose

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Chicken Ordinance
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:21:06 AM »
Would anyone like to help start a petition to adopt a chicken ordinance so that people would be allowed to own chickens inside of town?
There's a site dedicated to owning chickens in your back yard, state and county ordinances, and discussions on the topic.
People should have a right to collect their own organic eggs.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/3/Laws/tag/california-ordinances/
That's a list of ordinances by county. We can pick one and start a petition to adopt it as our own!

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Re: Chicken Ordinance
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 07:42:42 AM »
What's with the anti-chicken campaigners going around town and reporting anyone they find with chickens? These people are seriously ass-backwards.
Apparently the county planning department is being flooded with complaints about people raising chickens in their back yards. do these people have a phobia or something? or are they just so hell bent on forcing everyone to conform to authority? what the hell is wrong with people?

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Re: Chicken Ordinance
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 08:51:56 AM »
counties all over the state have adopted chicken ordinances that allow for limited amounts of chickens per parcel size, and no roosters. you can't buy eggs from your neighbor anymore without breaking "the law". a special license is required for selling eggs and even vegetables from your garden... technically.
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Re: Chicken Ordinance
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 01:49:23 PM »
Animals you can't legally own as pets in the state of California Link

Chickens and goats are not on that list so arguing them as pets is totally valid.
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Re: Chicken Ordinance
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 10:15:02 AM »
Trinity Journal printed an article Wednesday, May 20, 2015, titled "Backyard Chicken Ordinance Mulled"
Which means good news for us chicken owners living here in town. Here's a copy/paste from Trinityjournal.com, and unfortunately you have to pay to view the entire article.

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Trinity County may soon join a long and growing list of places allowing the keeping of backyard chickens in high density, residential neighborhoods where they have been banned since the county first adopted a zoning ordinance more than 30 years ago.
Currently, Trinity County allows the keeping of chickens and other fowl or livestock only in the Unclassified, Rural Residential, Agricultural and other resource zoning districts at a maximum of 25 individuals per 20,000 square feet of land (approximately half an acre.)

The article goes on to express the back and fourth on allowing roosters but it is true thet they crow at all hours and most likely won't be allowed. Maximum coop size would be 100 square feet to avoid permits, and allowing for additional enclosure space. The proposal would enclude a 20-foot setback from offsite residence and a 10-foot setback from property lines.

Personally I feel that the 10-foot setback from the property line is absurd as a corner of your yard is generally the most ideal location for a well-sized fenced in chicken rum. I imagine that setback would only apply to the coop structure it's self and not their running area.

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Commissioners agreed to recommend approval of the chicken ordinance amendment, so the subject will be re-advertised for a hearing and consideration by the Trinity County Board of Supervisors.
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