Thursday, October 7, 2010


About two months ago, The Architect and I sat down and dug through local laws to see whether or not we really could have chickens where we live.

Turned out, we couldn't.

I was truly crushed and upset over this.

And then, a month ago, Crash called me and said she saw a flyer in Tractor Supply about a local Board of Commissioners meeting that was hearing motions to change the law so that people COULD own chickens in residential areas.

The meeting was on Tuesday night, and lots of people showed up for it.  No one was opposing the law change, and it PASSED!

I'm so excited!  We plan on getting about 3-4 hens in the spring.  Can't wait!


  1. Yay for you!
    Chickens are a lot of fun. I live in a small town that allows chickens (no roosters) and have a flock of 4 hens. Next Spring I will be expanding the hen yard and adding 5 more layers. [smile]

  2. Thanks! Welcome to you both!

    What kind of chickens do you have, Penny?

  3. Sweet! We have 30 or 40 chickens and guinea hens. Black australorps and buff orpingtons (they are good setters and layers).

    I am a little surprised that they passed the bill, it's a while since I have seen that level of sanity from a substantial localized group.

  4. You might want to make sure your Home Owners Assoc will allow it -- if you have one. Very common not to allow farm animals. I talked to the manager of ours and told her I wanted chickens - she said farm animals weren't allowed. I told here once I name them they are "pets", not "farm animals".

    Take care - Rourke

  5. Rourke,
    Thankfully, my subdivision has not had an HoA or covenants for years. I am good to go. :)

    This county is still mostly rural. The facts that this county has such rural roots, and that this particular BoC meeting had the most people EVER, helped to move them to pass the law.

  6. I have 2 Red Stars and 2 Buff Orpingtons. So far the Red Stars are the best layers and have the best personalities too.