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San Luis Obispo California Chicken Ordinance

San Luis Obispo California Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 20 or fewer no permits no land restrictions; 21-99 parcel must be at least 1 acre and you must get a zoning clearance; 100 or more you must acquire a Minor Use Permit; 1 Rooster is allowed if the parcel of land is 2 acres or larger
Roosters Allowed Yes
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions Yes
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Additional Information G. Maintenance and Operational Standards. 1. Odor and Vector Control. All animal enclosures, including but not limited to pens, coops, cages and feed areas shall be maintained free from litter, garbage and the accumulation of manure, so as to discourage the proliferation of flies, other disease vectors and offensive odors. Sites shall be maintained in a neat and sanitary manner. 2. Erosion and Sedimentation Control. In no case shall an animal keeping operation be managed or maintained so as to produce sedimentation on any public road, adjoining property, or in any drainage channel. In the event such sedimentation occurs, the keeping of animals outdoors on the site shall be deemed a nuisance and may be subject to abatement in compliance with Chapter 22.74 (Enforcement). 3. Noise Control. Animal keeping within urban or village areas or in Residential land use categories shall comply with the noise standards established by Section 22.10.120. H. Specific Animal Standards. The following requirements apply to the keeping of specific types of animals, in addition to all other applicable standards of this section. More than one type of animal may be kept on a single site, subject also to the provisions of subsection I. The limitations of this subsection on numbers of animals do not apply to unweaned offspring. 5. Fowl and Poultry. The following standards apply to the keeping of fowl or poultry for personal domestic use and the keeping of twenty or fewer fowl or poultry for commercial purposes. The keeping of more than twenty fowl or poultry for commercial purposes is instead subject to Section 22.30.100.D (Fowl and Poultry Ranches). a. Limitation on Use. No male fowl or poultry shall be kept or raised in a Residential Single-Family category except on parcels of two acres or larger, where all adjacent parcels are of equivalent size or larger. b. Animal Density. Except where greater numbers are authorized through minor use permit, the number of fowl or poultry allowed on a site shall be limited to a ratio of one mature animal for each five hundred square feet of site area, except that three thousand square feet per mature animal is required for turkeys. c. Enclosure Required. All mature fowl and poultry shall be contained in coops or pens and not allowed free run of a site.
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Information Last Updated 2010-03-31 00:34:07

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