Arizona House Votes Down Proposal to Let Everyone Keep Backyard Chickens

Categories: I'm Only a Bill
big-chicken-top.jpg
Wikimedia Commons


Arizonans won't necessarily have the right to keep chickens in their backyards.

A bill intended to prohibit municipalities from creating zoning restrictions to prevent homeowners from keeping chickens easily passed the Senate in February, but was voted down by the House yesterday, by a 25-32 vote.

See also:
-Lawmakers Seek to Allow Chickens in Every Backyard

A few cities have started to make regulations over chicken ownership, while some are creating limits on the number of chickens someone can have on a residential property, while others are banning them outright.

Less than a year ago, the city of Chandler enacted such an ordinance, keeping chickens off of residential properties.

Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.

Follow Valley Fever on Twitter at @ValleyFeverPHX.
Follow Matthew Hendley at @MatthewHendley.



Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
53 comments
DNichols
DNichols

Suggestion for other G.O.P. barn yard animal legislation?

Remember the Mesa Fire Chief caught having sex with his fifteen year old nieghbor girls pet sheep?!

How about a sheep in every back yard for Mesa Fire Dept.?

submarine
submarine

What's the big beef, er fowl up about Chickens? I kind of like how south pacific islands usually have chickens running wild all over. Chickes eat scorpions and roaches, pretty much anything they can nab. I'll trade rooster crows over the barking dog melody any day. 

lennygarbo
lennygarbo

Good. Chickens are a gateway barnyard animal: if our children start keeping chickens, they'll soon move on to the harder stuff, until they finally end up on horse.

DNichols
DNichols

Really?!

You "Legislators" have nothing better to do with your time/our Tax Dollars?!!

We Arizonans are keeping our top "Chicken" in the M.C.S.O. Headquarters.

Marty Ercoline
Marty Ercoline

could you guys have penned this title story worse...? I mean...really? Who on staff is writing this stuff?

jeanjb
jeanjb

in other countries,where people live with livestock,diseases like bird flu,newcastle virus transmit to humans.

but we have to be more like india so......

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Damn, there goes Obama's promise of a chicken in every pot.  

Mike Destron
Mike Destron

Keep them anyways. If you keep the area clean and have no roosters, who's gonna know?

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

My chickens are good citizens. They eat scorpions!

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

This is a local issue. Contact your city or county and stop wasting the Legislature's time.

Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor

Marita Benjamin-Taylor there goes the dream

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

Who's permission does one meet to get to flush your toilet?

Johnny Rychlicki III
Johnny Rychlicki III

Better watch out, if you have illegal chickens in your backyard Steven Seagal will come raid your house with tanks.

Larry Gulliford
Larry Gulliford

You can thank the AZ GOP for that. Next stop backyard chicken ballot initiative.

James Scott
James Scott

I guess keepin chickens is kinda like printing your own money.....

Edd Lord
Edd Lord

they need money so you can buy eggs and chicken at the store.

G Ranger Parsons
G Ranger Parsons

Kind of a chickenshit thing to do. I just thought that needed to be said.

Marshall Wilmot
Marshall Wilmot

I wouldn't want to live next door to a chicken hoarder. Just sayin.

Willard W. Olson
Willard W. Olson

The AZ House is full of people with IQ's below that of chicken.

Mike Woodling
Mike Woodling

Does this mean you'll just keep feeding us more shit, New Times?

Jay Turley
Jay Turley

After all, keeping chickens is the first step toward not being a good obedient consumer.

Mike Cook
Mike Cook

Mark Cardenas I am disappointed!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  


Obsession can be tough to live with, can't it?   Arpaio is not the Sheriff of Arizona and has nothing to do with our legislature or this article.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@jeanjb  

You really need to have a large population of humans spending much of their time in direct contact with large numbers of birds (and, preferably, pigs too) in order to have a significant risk that a viral mutation will jump species.   Your neighbor keeping a couple of egg layers wouldn't put you at risk.


DNichols
DNichols

Time squandered by Idiot Arizona G.O.P. Law makers is now Obama's fualt?

Blame Obama for everything, blah, blah, blah.

DNichols
DNichols

@Valley

Did I mention Arpaio, or a Sheriff?

You seem to be "Obsessed" with my comments?!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  


1. nothing in his statement implied that anything at all was Obama's fault.  I don't see any mention of "blame" until you brought it up.


2. are you familiar with the concept of "hypocrisy"?  Considering that you felt the need to bring Arpaio into the discussion of this article, it's tough to see how you can object to somebody bringing Obama into it, too.

3. the small amount of time "squandered"discussing the rights of the citizens is actually what we have a legislature for.


DNichols
DNichols

@Valley

You truly are obsessed with my commet ?!

You win, I surrender, let it go Valley?

Name calling again valley, how covertly brave of you.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  


You referred to "our top 'Chicken'".  Are you seriously trying to pretend that this wasn't a reference to Arpaio?

Just exactly how foolish and dishonest are you willing to make yourself look.  Let's see if we can find out.

DNichols
DNichols

@Valley

I "Refered to" the M.C.S.O. headquarters, which I believe to be a building?

Are you stalking my posts?!

It must be hard obsessing like you do.

Are you aware of where your head is lodged?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  

You referred to Arpaio, who is the MCSO Sheriff, without naming him.  Are you not even aware when you do this anymore?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DNichols  Golly d-nick, you are awful sensitive for a flame-thrower.  

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  

In general, whenever I notice anybody posting nonsense, I call them on it.  If that makes it seem as if I'm obsessed with your posts, what does that tell us?

 

DNichols
DNichols

@Valley

Nice rant,

stop obsessing with my posts?

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...