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Chandler Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Chandler Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed not disclosed
Roosters Allowed Yes
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions They must be self contained, or in a fenced area and maintain the same front, side and rear yard requirements as provided for the principal building. (Have to match the house)
City/Organization Contact name 55 N. Arizona Pl., Suite 310. 480-782-4320
Additional Information Chickens must be kept at least 200 feet from any residence, except the residence of the owner. The only way around having them closer to someone else\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s house is to obtain written consent that the chickens can be kept closer than 200 feet. 35-501 (8) They must be contained within a cage or fence.
Link for more Information http://library6.municode.com:80/default-test/template.htm?view=browse&doc_action=setdoc&doc_keytype=tocid&doc_key=8376781347f41f851ef94af24fc3afa3&infobase=10158
Information Last Updated 2011-09-04 18:50:59

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Comments (4)

NOT TRUE! I have a Zoning Ordinance violation here from the CIty of Chandler to prove the above information is only PARTIALLY true. It fails to cite the entire law: 35-501
"Most strict of the East Valley Cities. If you do not own a lot 33,000 SF or more (SF-33 or AG-1) within an "agrarian" area, you may not keep chickens on your property. Nowhere in Chandler do they allow roosters- irregardless on if you have 1 acre or 10. " http://blog.richardsonfarmsaz.com/2012/04/17/chandler-chicken-regulations-8.aspx

So the above entry is not true of the MAJORITY of homes in Chandler zoned strictly "residential". You must specifically be in a residence zoned "agrarian residential" with the above defined parameters.
I attempted to abide by the above rules and still have had the zoning and animal control people out several times during the month of July. Thus the chickens must go, BY FRIDAY! (7/20).
So, I'm rehoming two Americana or Easter Egger Hens each just over one year old. They are egg layers. One blue and the other pink. They MUST BE GONE by Friday or the City will cite me for zoning violation and animal control will take them at my expense. Therefore, if you can take these beautiful pets please PM me. Apparently the guy says they're cracking down on egg layers. They really are pets. It's a shame we can't keep these really cool pets.
So I just heard today that Chandler, AZ is going to vote on keeping chickens. Tomorrow 5/1/13 is the zoning meeting. Please anyone that can make it, come! :) http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/forum/topics/alert-city-of-chandler-s-vote-to-amend-the-city-code-to-allow?xg_source=activity
Here's the draft: http://www.chandleraz.gov/content/ChandlerUrbanChickensCodeAmendDRAFT4_8_13.pdf
Please spread the word!!! I don't want to be an outlaw anymore!!!
This info is misleading, please someone edit it.
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