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Albuquerque New Mexico Chicken Ordinance

Albuquerque New Mexico Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed15 Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsseem to be covered under regs for shelter for outdoor animals City/Organization Contact nameCity of Albuquerque, Animal Care, (505)768-2000 Additional InformationChapter 9, Article 2 § 9-2-2-2 HOUSING AND RESTRAINT STANDARDS FOR MAMMALS AND BIRDS KEPT ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. § 9-2-4-3 ANIMAL LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS. (3) Poultry. The Poultry limit is 15. No Person shall have more than one... read more

Fresno California Chicken Ordinance

Fresno California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in Fresno Yes Max Chickens Allowed zones AE-20, AE-5, and RA allow 24 hens Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Must not be within forty (40) feet of any residence. City/Organization Contact name Agricultural Commissioner Address: 1730 South Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93702 Phone: (559) 456-7510 Fax: (559) 456-7379 Email:... read more

Minneapolis Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

Minneapolis Minnesota Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo limit provided Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsNo restrictions provided City/Organization Contact nameUnknown Additional InformationChapter 70.10. states you can have chickens but you need a permit: Permit required. (a) No person shall anywhere in the city keep, harbor, or maintain care, custody, or control over any small animal or any fowl such as a chicken, turkey, duck, or pigeon, without obtaining a permit issued by Minneapolis Animal... read more

Lincoln Nebraska Chicken Ordinance

Lincoln Nebraska Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed2 hens or 6 bantams Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsCan\\\'t be within 5 feet of neighboring property, 50 feet of neighboring residence, square footage of pen must equal 3 times number of fowl City/Organization Contact name (Click section 6.04) Additional InformationSection 6.04.04 of the Animal Control Regulations states: Pigeons, Small Animal, and Fowl Permit Requirements. a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor small animals or... read more

Henrico County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

Henrico County Virginia Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationChapter 24 ARTICLE V. R-0, R-0A, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4 AND R-4A ONE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICTS; USES Sec. 24-11. Principal uses permitted. The following uses shall be principal uses permitted in districts zoned R-0, R-0A, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4 and... read more

Tacoma Washington Chicken Ordinance

Tacoma Washington Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 (See limit exception below) Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Setback 12 feet from any residence; Coops larger than 200sq ft must obtain a building permit City/Organization Contact name City of Tacoma, njones@cityoftacoma.org Additional... read more

Portland Oregon Chicken Ordinance

Portland Oregon Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Three or less without permit Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name (503) 823-4000 Additional Information 13.05.015 E A person keeping a total of three or fewer chickens, ducks, doves, pigeons, pygmy goats or rabbits shall not... read more

Convicted Criminal Chickenkeeper

  • by RaZ

  CONVICTED CRIMINAL CHICKEN KEEPER How I Became an Outlaw   Randy Zeilinger     My story as follows represents the legal events that have taken place over the past year and a half. The tale is actually longer in duration than that. BACKGROUND. I live in Garden City, Michigan. A small city of some 20,000 – 25,000 people (2010 Census data) in Wayne County.  This municipality was founded back in 1832 as described by the official city website http://www.gardencitymi.org/2010department.asp?p=profile. “Dating back to 1832, when the first settlers came from Ireland,... read more

Tucson Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Tucson Arizona Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed24 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsminimum 50 feet from residence of others, must be kept clean and sanitary City/Organization Contact nameTucson, AZ Code of Ordinances amlegal.com is linked as the source for the Tucson Code by the City of Tucson website http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/citygov Additional InformationTucson Code Chapeter 4 Article IV concerns Fowl, which is defined as all birds. Sections of this article state that no more than 24 birds may be... read more

Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance

Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 15 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Chickens shall be confined within a secure outdoor enclosed area. 1. The enclosed area shall include a covered, ventilated, and predator-resistant chicken coop. a. The coop shall have a minimum floor area of at least two (2) square feet per chicken. b. If chickens are... read more

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