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1056 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Town of Dunkirk, Wisconsin

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions None City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for more Information http://www.connectstoughton.com/content/dunkirk-now-allows-backyard-chickens Information Last Updated       NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this... read more

Hoquiam Washington

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 1~No residence or household or other property within the city which is less than twenty-two thousand five hundred square feet may possess or harbor more than eight chickens, none of which may be a rooster.  2~A residence or household or other property which is greater than twenty-two thousand five hundred square feet in area may not possess or harbor more than twelve chickens, none of which may be a rooster. Roosters Allowed No Permit... read more

Manchester Chicken Keeping Ordinance

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location   Max Chickens Allowed   Roosters Allowed   Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated       NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that... read more

fort worth texas

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed depending on acreage (12 half acre) Roosters Allowed yes (2 max from what I could glean) Permit Required no Coop Restrictions none City/Organization Contact name fortworthtexas.gov Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated Nov.18 2010     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double... read more

Firestone Colorado Chicken Ordinance

Firestone Colorado Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Yes, See attached link City/Organization Contact name None Specified Additional Information See attached link Link for more Information http://www.firestoneco.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/663 Information Last Updated 5/25/15     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our... read more

Frederick Colorado Chicken Ordinance

Frederick Colorado Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions None Specified City/Organization Contact name None Specified Additional Information "Each single-family detached dwelling unit in the R-E, R-1, and R-2 zoning districts may have six (6) chickens on their property. You must obtain a permit if you choose to have chickens. Roosters are not permitted." Link for more... read more

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS poultry laws - as of 5/24/2015 Without a permit you may have any combination of 3 hens; male or female geese or ducks. You may NOT, under any circumstances, have a rooster or guines of either sex. If you want to exceed 3 poultry then you need to apply for a $25 yearly "Animal Maintainance Permit" and then may have up to 12 poultry of any combination, but still no roosters or guines of either sex. They will pretty much issue the paid permit to anyone but if you get neighbor complaints and the city comes out to inspect and finds unhealthy or unsanitary... read more

Centerville Georgia Chicken Ordinance

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes, apply with coop/run drawing, and annual fee Coop Restrictions Yes City/Organization Contact name City Clerk Additional Information Ordinance amended November 2014. Link for more Information ‎www.centervillega.org/docs/amendment-keeping-of-fowl-2014-9.pdf   ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL | Code of Ordinances | Centerville, GA | Municode Library... read more

Fort Walton Beach

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location NO Max Chickens Allowed 0 Roosters Allowed 0 Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name http://fwb.org/ Additional Information 5.02 ANIMAL CONTROL   5.02.01 Definitions   Animal: Shall be construed to include every living dumb creature.   Custodian: Any person or agent designated by the owner of an animal to provide care, shelter, protection, refuge or food and otherwise... read more

Pasadena California *UPDATED* as of 2014

Pasadena - California -  Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10 Roosters Allowed NO Permit Required Yes - apply with the Pasadena Humane Society - no cost and no site inspection required Coop Restrictions Chickens can be kept no closer than 35 feet from any neighboring occupied dwelling (other than your own);  read details below:   6.20.030 - Fowls and rabbits—Keeping.   A.  . . . . . B. It is declared to be a... read more

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