Re: [Authentic_SCA] Livestock WAS Re: silk
- At 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
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you,
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, 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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