backyard chickens
curious

Columbia, IL

#1 Sep 24, 2012
Just wondering: is it legal to keep backyard chickens (maybe 6 and no rooster) in the city of Columbia?
Neighbor

United States

#2 Sep 24, 2012
I livewas in thethe middle of townthe and my next door neighbor has chickens and at least one rooster. He lets them wander. Those damn things are constantly getting in my yard. My kids love chasing them. I find them mildly annoying. Have often wondered if they were legal or not.
Millstadt69

Columbia, IL

#3 Sep 24, 2012
I would be having some fried chicken, yessss sir
Ugghhh

Waterloo, IL

#5 Sep 28, 2012
Chickens seriously, in town, come on!
FoSho

Harrisburg, IL

#6 Sep 28, 2012
What part of town?
Mejack

Belleville, IL

#7 Oct 1, 2012
I have yard monkeys in my backyard. At first they were annoying but I found ways to make it fun. The first way is to get a bucket from KFC and eat the chicken leaving a trail of bones. Once I'm done I put the bucket in the middle of the street and watch them follow the bones to the empty bucket. It's great watching the cars almost hit them. I can't imagine the smell they would make when dead because they sure do stink alive.
H20h my

United States

#8 Oct 1, 2012
Ugghhh wrote:
Chickens seriously, in town, come on!
Seriously. I live 2 blocks off of Main. Little effers were in my yard again today. I have to keep my garage door closed or else they come in and crap on the floor.
Chickens

Columbia, IL

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Neighbor wrote:
I livewas in thethe middle of townthe and my next door neighbor has chickens and at least one rooster. He lets them wander. Those damn things are constantly getting in my yard. My kids love chasing them. I find them mildly annoying. Have often wondered if they were legal or not.
Rueck Road?
chicken soup

Waterloo, IL

#10 Oct 5, 2012
tastes best when freshly butchered chickens are used.
chicken train

Waterloo, IL

#11 Oct 5, 2012
chicken train runnin all day
chicken train runnin all day
great song
JoeD

United States

#12 Nov 25, 2012
Without a rooster you should be fine. Make sure you have a way to keep them from getting out.
curious

Waterloo, IL

#13 Nov 25, 2012
Thank you Joe D, for the only mature comment to my sincere question. I have a very nice chicken coop in the construction process, and have no desire to have a rooster. I'm just interested in good, fresh organic eggs for my family.(and yes, I've alreay cleared it with my immediate neighbors.) Thanks again for your advice!
Wilma

Fulton, MO

#14 Nov 25, 2012
call city hall and ask.

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