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Palos Verdes Stable Converted to Chicken Coop--PV Real Estate Trends

Organic cage-free eggs are delicious but pretty pricey, and horses eat tons of hay and grains, not to mention the mucking out the stalls and exercise required to keep a happy horse. It's no wonder some vacant horse stables in Palos Verdes are now housing a few chickens. It's a Palos Verdes real estate trend we see more frequently.

A few months ago a prospective buyer said she wanted to purchase horse property in Rolling Hills Estates and asked if she could keep a few chickens instead of a horse.  We checked the zoning, and as long as you keep the number low and avoid those noisy roosters, a few clucking hens are welcome.  A word to the wise:  It's advisable to check with Rolling Hills Estates before you invest in chickens as rules and regulations are always subject to change.

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Yesterday, we toured a new listing in Rolling Hills Estates and after viewing the picture-perfect house, we ventured out into the spacious deck and inviting yard.  Sure enough, there was no horse in the stable, but the trio of chicken hens remained oblivious to the agents and brokers checking out their backyard coop as they scratched the soil in search of a tasty morsel.

The rest of the property is appealing as well.  Recently remodeled inside, and with a landscaped yard with outdoor living in mind, it's a residence you would be proud to call home.


Got chickens? If you're in the market to buy horse property, for horses or chickens, give us a call, and we'll help you find the right Palos Verdes horse property for you.


Norma:  Broker/Owner of Charlemagne Int'l Properties may be reached at 310.493.8333 or

Josh:  Realtor at Charlemagne Int'l Properties may be reached at 310.525.9440 or


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That's an interesting trend in your area! Good that the city addresses the issues for those who might be interested in having chickens. Some areas here, too, specifically addres whether they, and other animals are allowed, or not.

Beautiful property by the way


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Turning a stable into a chicken coop is actually a really smart idea! The farm-to-table movement is growing and fresh eggs are such an easy thing to do if zoning allows for it. 

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) about 3 years ago

Jeff - Yes, it's best to check with the city before you arrive with your chickens.  :)

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 3 years ago

Libby - I agree with you and experienced a bit of "chicken envy" as I grew up with a mother who believed in the farm-to-table movement.  We ate organic before it was the cool thing to do.



Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 3 years ago

This is great information and alternative for those thinking of buying Palos Verdes horse properties. Thanks for sharing and make it an awesome day.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 3 years ago

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