Backyard Chickens in Columbus?
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February 7, 2013 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #214727
When I lived in Weinland Park, I was sort of stunned one day to find a chicken in my backyard. At first I thought it was a plastic chicken until I noticed it pecking at the ground. I have absolutely no idea where it came from (it’s not really a back-to-the-farm type of neighborhood), but I fed it Cheerios for several days until it no longer came back.
I once fed a starving stray cat a bag of funyuns (it’s all I had) and that cat ate them up.
/irrelevantFebruary 7, 2013 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #214728
Very cool thread. Definitely going this route for the first time this year. I’m thinking a chicken coop on wheels to push around the yard. Keep from killing the grass and to fertilize. Not sure if anyone has tried that or not. Would love to hear input.
What you’re thinking is called a Chicken Tractor. A great option! But you’d have to have a part of the coop with an impervious floor and a way to lock up the hens (for protection’s sake and also per City regulation).February 7, 2013 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #214729
I’ve actually thought about the mobile coop too, so having the ground be the “floor” would not be sufficient? Part of the floor would have to be a solid?February 25, 2013 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #214730
Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits
Published on February 23, 2013 9:00 am
By: Brent Warren
For those urban farmers residing outside of city limits but within Franklin County (that means you, township residents), there are currently significant barriers to raising small farm animals like chickens, ducks or rabbits. Under current zoning, such small-scale farming is considered an agricultural use; it is prohibited on lots smaller than an acre and severely restricted on lots between one and five acres. County planners are working on a set of new regulations now to change that, and they hope the new zoning amendment will help to promote what they see as a healthy, green and economical practice.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/county-working-on-new-regulations-for-backyard-chickens-ducks-and-rabbits-bw1February 25, 2013 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #214731
Free ranging city birds, coming soon:April 13, 2013 10:48 am at 10:48 am #214732April 13, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am #214733
Read this on Facebook … Lets keep the chickens in the country where they are happier.April 13, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am #214734
Read this on Facebook … Lets keep the chickens in the country where they are happier.
LOL…they’re “happier”? How big of an area do you think a couple chickens would have in the country? They’re not roaming free through the countryside.April 13, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am #214735
I was being a bit sarcastic but I do believe in keeping the country in the country and the city in the city. What is next, a cow in Clintonville?April 13, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am #214736
Columbus will turn into Reynosa Mexico!April 13, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm #214737
I was being a bit sarcastic but I do believe in keeping the country in the country and the city in the city. What is next, a cow in Clintonville?
I don’t believe that this kind of farm control measure will have any impact on the problem. Criminals who want to have livestock on their property will still find a way to do it, and we’ll only take away the rights of law abiding animal lovers. Before you know it, we’ll have the government walking into our yards and taking away our tomatoes and basil.April 15, 2013 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #214738
Something came into my yard today in OTE and stole my two hens. We found one girl next door in a vacant lot wounded. The other is gone and presumably already made lunch.
At first I thought a cat, but my girls are pretty big and even a large cat would have problems taking on both. A resident in Franklin Park said they’ve seen a fox recently.
So… keep an eye on your hens in the OTE and Franklin Park area.April 15, 2013 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #214739
Could also be a hawk. Our neighbors chickens are getting ganked by them.April 15, 2013 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #214740
Yes without dogs or an enclosure those little birdies are just meat on feet, and someone/something will eat them up.
I learned the hard way :(July 8, 2013 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #214741
The latest trend, chicken dumping.
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