Am I allowed to have chickens/goats in my yard?
Hello Ms. Merriam,
I am quite literally starting my quest to learn how to be self-sufficient and practice homesteading skills. What I'd like to know is how to find out the most recent ordinance rules for my community, which is in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland.
I tried Googling the name of my community with the word Ordinances after it, but all the websites had quite a complicated group of legal documents, too many and too complicated for me to be able to answer my question. Is there some organization or person I could call to ask the specific question too? Or a website I could go to to get specific questions answered about whether or not I can have chickens and goats in my yard?
Additionally, what would you recommend me doing or learning before I brought these animals into my yard?
This is all very new to me, but learning to be self-sufficient is very important to me. I am a single mother with two young children. I live in my own small townhouse and I feel that for the time being, my custody situation with my abusive ex-husband has me stuck living here for a few years. I am also currently on Government Disability, so I don't work any outside job. My yard isn't very big either, but I think it would have enough room for a few animals
So I'd like to learn how to be self-sufficient without moving from my home.
I thank you in advance for helping me. Your site is a wonderful site full of rich resources on self-sufficiency and homesteading, and I'm very glad you have it on the Net.
-SingleMom *^_^* who has also subscribed to your e-zine