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Huntsville Alabama Chicken Ordinance

Huntsville Alabama Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed Number based on square footage of room per animal.
Roosters Allowed Yes
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions All fowl \"fences\" must not be closer than 150 feet from any other dwelling (except for owner\'s house). There must be a minum of ground space of 15 square feet per fowl.
City/Organization Contact name http://www.hsvcity.com/animal/index.html Huntsville Animal Services 4950 Triana Blvd Huntsville, AL 35805 256 883-3782
Additional Information See http://library7.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=12962&doc_action=whatsnew Alternative website: http://www.hsvcity.com/animal/ORD99-1036.doc Unless specified, these notes are from From Chapter 5, article 3 of the Huntsville Code of Ordinances (clarified by Shirley at Animal Services). These items apply to all fowl. Fowl, as defined by the city ordinance (Article 1, Section 5-1), means a domestic bird used in the market or household for food consumption, such as a chicken, duck, goose, guinea, peafowl, turkey, pheasant, pigeon or other avian species. 1. All fowl \"fences\"/pens must not be closer than 150 feet from any other dwelling (except for owner\'s house). There must be a minimum of ground space of 15 square feet per fowl. (Sec. 5-105) 2. All fowl must adhere to nuisance noise and odor/sanitation requirements specified in the ordinance for all animals. (Sec. 5-9 and 5-10 of Chapter 5, article 1) 3. Fowl are not allowed to run at large. (Sec. 5-110) 4. It is unlawful for any person to give away rabbits, chicks, reptiles, or wild or exotic animals as prizes. (Sec. 5-113) (Ord. No. 95-693, § 5-56(b), 10-12-1995; Ord. No. 99-1036, § 9, 12-9-1999) State law references: Sales of rabbits, chicks, ducklings or other fowl, Code of Ala. 1975, § 3-1-15. 5. The animal control officer added that there is no discrimination against roosters, but that most of the noise complaints in town come from owners of roosters. See website and other ordinances for lost animal fees and general ordinances about keeping animals in the City of Huntsville.
Link for more Information http://library7.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=12962&doc_action=whatsnew
Information Last Updated 2010-03-30 15:25:51

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