... Yes, excellent point! I have a goat and 2 Calif. Red sheep myself. Gonna get 2 or 3 Shetlands one of these days when we enlarge the pen... Oh, and I have 3Jan 2, 2005 1 of 35View SourceAt 05:46 PM 1/2/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>Just an FYI- get two or three animals if you get herd animals. TheyYes, excellent point! I have a goat and 2 Calif. Red sheep myself. Gonna
>are happier in groups, and you can make up a little mixed herd. My mom
>is going to do this - a small Jersey milk cow, a sheep, a goat.
get 2 or 3 Shetlands one of these days when we enlarge the pen... Oh, and I
have 3 chickens that keep each other warm on icy nights... they don't
produce spinning fiber, but their feathers look great in hats. 8-)
Rev. Willow Polson www.willowsplace.com
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then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi
Municipal laws against urban chickens is one big factor in choosing my new home. In some places you need a 1 acre lot to keep livestock in the city limits, andJan 7, 2005 35 of 35View SourceMunicipal laws against urban chickens is one big factor in choosing my new
home. In some places you need a 1 acre lot to keep livestock in the city
limits, and they consider chicken the same as cattle. Ick! Seattle has a
couple of organizations just to encourage backyard chicken keeping.
As far as I can tell, my current (and hopefully permanent) town has rather
common sensical laws. 50 foot setbacks for animal pen/stable/coop/hive, and
proper fencing. Any neighbor complaints get you a visit from the law to see
if you are keeping them properly. Much better than a blanket "No" policy.
From what the guy at city hall told me, they don't really have a set policy
and you pretty much just get your chickies and be polite to your neighbors
in how you keep them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ro" <ladyro@...>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Livestock
> Three words: Home Owner's Association.
> Check your neighborhood regs, or HOA regs BEFORE you decide to keep
> chickens. Ours SPECIFICALLY prohibits keeping poultry.
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