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Broken Arrow Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance

Broken Arrow Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed

(b) No person shall keep, harbor or possess five or more domestic animals on their property. Property zoned agricultural (A-1) is excepted from this subsection. Property which is unplatted and zoned residential is exempted from the section only as to agricultural uses not intended for commercial purposes (pecuniary gain); and this exemption shall not apply to any form of hog or pig farming. The term "domestic animal" as used in this section does not include goats, cows, horses, sheep, or other similar farm animals including miniature versions of any of these farm animals.

 

It is my untrained opinion that chickens fall under the classification of "other similar farm animals" for the purposes of the ordinance.  Therefore there is no limit to the number of chickens a citizen can keep.....within reason.  Please read the ordinance yourself and see if you come to the same conclusion.

Roosters Allowed Yes, but not within 150ft of any dwelling or establishment.
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions Must be 40 feet from any other establishment or residence.
City/Organization Contact name Action Center 918-258-3587
Additional Information Sec. 5-11. Restriction on location of stables, kennels, coops, etc. (a) It shall be unlawful and a class B offense for any person to maintain any stable, dog kennel, chicken coop, dovecote, rabbit warren, yard or other establishment wherein animals are kept closer than 40 feet from any tenement or apartment house, hotel, restaurant, boarding house, retail food store, building used for educational, religious or hospital purposes, or residence other than that occupied by the owner or occupant of the premises upon which such animal is kept. Sec. 5-22. Keeping of animals other than dogs and cats. (a) It shall be unlawful and a Class B offense for any person to allow or permit any poultry, including but not limited to chickens, roosters, turkeys, pigeons, ducks or geese within 150 feet of any dwelling, house trailer, hotel, motel, grocery store, supermarket, food service establishment, or school except in a duly established agricultural district. Racing pigeon lofts kept in good condition and registered with the American Racing Pigeon Union are excepted from this section.
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Information Last Updated 2013-08-14 00:00:00

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