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Orange California Chicken Ordinance

Orange California Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 5
Roosters Allowed No
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions Poultry, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, and other small animals (less than five pounds), shall be limited to a total number of five, and all such animals shall be maintained in coops, pens, or other quarters or restraints located a minimum of twenty (20) feet from any property line.
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Additional Information Chapter 17.14 - RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS 17.14.050 - Special Use Regulations. C. Animal Keeping. 1. The keeping of animals shall conform to the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Orange Municipal Code. 2. The keeping of birds (as defined in Section 17.04.030) as pets or hobby shall conform to the following standards: a. The occasional sale of birds is permitted when such sale is incidental to the keeping of birds as pets or hobby. b. All birds permitted under this section shall be confined indoors or in a coop or aviary. c. Coops or aviaries shall at all times be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and shall at all times be free of offensive odors. d. The location of coops or aviaries shall maintain a minimum setback of five feet from all property lines. e. The City\'s Code Enforcement Supervisor or designee shall be responsible for determining if the keeping of birds permitted under this section constitutes a nuisance, health or safety hazard, or is being conducted in violation of subsections a, b, c or d above. 3. The keeping of animals on lots having less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of lot area per dwelling unit, shall conform to the following: a. The total number of mature dogs and cats shall be limited to three dogs and three cats. b. Poultry, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, and other small animals (less than five pounds), shall be limited to a total number of five, and all such animals shall be maintained in coops, pens, or other quarters or restraints located a minimum of twenty (20) feet from any property line. c. A maximum of five animals in any combination, as listed in subsections (C)(3)(a) and (b) of this section, shall be permitted on a property. 4. The keeping of animals in single-family districts on lots having twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or more per dwelling unit and zoned R1-20 or greater shall conform to the following: a. Adult equine, bovine, sheep, goats, and swine shall be limited to a total of two such animals in any combination per the initial twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of land area. One additional equine, bovine, sheep, goat, or swine may be kept for each additional ten thousand (10,000) square feet of owned or leased contiguous land. However, no more than six such adult animals in any combination shall be kept. The offspring of such animals shall be considered adults when eight months old, except the offspring of equine shall be considered adults when twelve (12) months old. b. Animals listed in subsection 3 above shall not exceed a total of ten in any combination on a twenty thousand (20,000) square foot property. An additional five such animals in any combination may be kept for each additional five thousand (5,000) square feet of owned or leased contiguous land in the aggregate with a maximum of fifty (50) such animals in any combination. The keeping of more than three dogs shall be subject to the requirements of Section 17.30.050. c. All equine, bovine, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, rabbits, birds, and rodents shall be maintained in coops, pens, corrals, stables, tethers, or in some other means of confinement. Such animals shall not be kept in the required front yard and shall be kept stabled, or tethered a minimum of fifty (50) feet from any structure used for human habitation other than that of the subject property owner, and a minimum of twenty (20) feet from any property line.
Link for more Information http://www.cityoforange.org/
Information Last Updated 2011-02-07 17:16:32

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