Monday, June 20, 2011

Miamisburg and Springfield laws

Jason sent you this message from Southwestern Ohio backyard
poultry Meetup group on Meetup:

"Springfield ordanance is as follows:

You can have any birds you want, given that you allow 100'
between your birds and any adjoining property line.  Ergo,
unless you have a bit over an acre of land, you don't have
chickens...cleaver, no?  I have not approached the city counsel
to have this changed, but at some point I may."

Nick, also from Southwestern Ohio backyard poultry Meetup group has the following to say about Miamisburg laws:

"Hi everyone I hope this you guys are had a great spring. I just had a meeting with the city of Miamisburg about our chickens and if we are going to be able to keep them or not. long story short chickens are not legal in the city limits. They however are thinking about makeing them legal because of all the calls and emails they have gotten. So I just applied for a special permit until this can go before city council July 11,2011. I need your help!!!! What can you do? First off Email City Council let them know why you like having backyard chickens maybe the benefits that they provide your you and or your family and send in a picture of your chickens with you or your family. Second if its not to much trouble for you come join me the night of the city council meeting. We need to show voting force even if you don't live in Miamisburg it shows this is a trend not just one guy wanting chickens. We know the green movement is here and with green you have chickens they go hand in hand. Here is email address Please don't wait to send in your email."