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Austin Texas Chicken Ordinance

AUSTIN Texas Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed N/A
Roosters Allowed Yes
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions An enclosure used to keep two or more fowl must be located at least 50 feet from a residence or business, excluding the residence or business of the fowls owner or handler
City/Organization Contact name Austin 311 will direct you to the proper department.
Additional Information TITLE 3. ANIMAL REGULATION. § 3-2-11 ENCLOSURE REQUIRED. (A) A person may not keep an animal, fowl, bird, or reptile in an enclosure unless the enclosure is: (1) securely built; (2) adequately sized for the kind and number of animals, fowl, birds, or reptiles housed in the structure (3) maintained in a sanitary condition that does not allow flies to breed or cause an odor offensive to an adjacent residence or business; and (4) in compliance with the applicable requirements of this article. (B) A person shall keep an animal, fowl, bird, or reptile in an enclosure that meets the requirements of Sections 3-2-12 (Enclosure for Small Animal), 3-2-13 (Enclosure for Dogs), 3-2-14 (Enclosure for Livestock), 3-2-15 (Enclosure for Miniature Livestock), 3-2-16 (Enclosure for Fowl), or 3-2-17 (Enclosure for Pigeon or Similar Bird). § 3-2-16 ENCLOSURE FOR FOWL. An enclosure used to keep two or more fowl must be located at least 50 feet from a residence or business, excluding the residence or business of the fowls owner or handler.
Link for more Information http://www.amlegal.com/austin_nxt/gateway.dll/Texas/austin/title3animalregulation/chapter3-2restrictionsonanimals?f=templates$fn=document-frameset.htm$q=
Information Last Updated 2011-03-08 16:47:44

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Comments (2)

Has anyone seen these laws enforced?
All depends on complaints from neighbors.
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