Google Analytics

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baltimore County Chicken Variance

Got a phone call from the county zoning dude, had sent them an email about zoning variances. The guy reiterated the fact that you need an acre to have chickens in Baltimore county, unless you file for a variance. At that point I think you get one of those cool zoning hearing notifications in your front yard, and are giving hearing to see if a variance is in order? I guess I will be going to Towson to file a variance in a few days, wish me luck.


Diane J Standiford said...

Good luck, Chicken Man!!

awb said...

Diane - I can taste the eggs already!


mdmhvonpa said...

I manage a small flock in my back-yard ... let me know how it goes and I can give you a few tips.

awb said...

von - If it goes through I will be looking for all the advice I can get, especially recipes.


GT said...

We live in Towson and have 3 other neighbors who want to raise chickens. We all have ample backyards but the zoning variance costs $600 and there's no guarantee you'll get it. If you get it, let us know. If someone does, it will set a precident for others who want to do the same. The GBMC doctor who was hit by a car going to work raises them in Lutherville, per the Towson Times.