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Alameda County (unincorporated California Chicken Ordinance

Alameda County (unincorporated California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Alloweddepends on number of chickens Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsUnknown City/Organization Contact nameField Services Section 4595 Gleason Drive Dublin CA 94568 (925) 803-7040 Additional InformationThis information is good for all of Alameda County\'s unincorporated areas (includes Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Sunol, San Lorenzo) OVERVIEW: 3 or less chickens (exempted under Poultry Husbandry) are fine;... read more

Hayward California Chicken Ordinance

Hayward California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes with an administrative use permit Max Chickens Allowed Dependent on available open area and lot size Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions See ordinance Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 2735 (f), paragraphs 4-7 City/Organization Contact name Hayward Planning Department 510... read more

Fairfield California Chicken Ordinance

Fairfield California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed3 (lots under 1 acre - otherwise no limit) Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsnone known City/Organization Contact name Additional Information3.4 Certain animals prohibited in city on less than one-acre lots. Except as otherwise provided in section 3.68, no person shall keep, corral, or harbor any cow, horse, sheep, goat, hog, or cloven-hoofed animal in the city on any single parcel of property less than one acre in size. (Ord. No. 94-6, §... read more

Fremont California Chicken Ordinance

fremont California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Depends on Lot Size, 4 for 6000+ sq ft, 6 for 8000+ sq ft, 10 for 10000+ sq ft, 20 for half acre or more Roosters Allowed 1 on half acre or larger Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions yes City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for... read more

San Gabriel California Chicken Ordinance

San Gabriel California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact name Additional Information§ 92.02 KEEPING CERTAIN ANIMALS AND FOWL PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS.: (A) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain, or permit to be kept or maintained, in the city horses, mules, donkeys, goats, cows, chickens, roosters, turkeys, pigeons, ducks, geese, rabbits or other such similar animals or fowl within the city. Link for more... read more

Santa Clarita California Chicken Ordinance

Santa Clarita California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Alloweddepends on lot size Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationA. Purpose. The following regulations are established for the keeping of small animals such as sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits, birds and similar animals weighing less than three hundred (300) pounds pursuant to Section 17.13.020 of this code. B. The keeping of small animals is permitted as follows: Minimum Square Footage Other... read more

Woodland California Chicken Ordinance

Woodland California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowedsix Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsmaintained in a clean and sanitary pen or structure City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationSec. 3-4-3. Keeping of chickens, pigeons or rabbits. It is unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the city, or permit to be kept or maintained upon land belonging to such person, any chickens, pigeons or rabbits except as follows: A total of not more that six chicken hens or six pigeons or a... read more

BRENTWOOD California Chicken Ordinance

BRENTWOOD California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed24 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions"Chicken houses, rabbit hutches, and similar accessory structures provided for the housing of smaller animals shall be set back not less than sixty feet from the front property line or any street line, and shall be not less than forty feet from any side or rear property line." City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationLimit of 24 small animals, including poultry. Coops must be 60 feet from street line... read more

Orange California Chicken Ordinance

Orange California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed5 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsPoultry, 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. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationChapter 17.14 - RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS 17.14.050 - Special Use... read more

Benicia California Chicken Ordinance

Benicia California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed6 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact nameBenicia Police Department (707)745-3412 Additional Information Link for more InformationBenicia Police Department Information Last Updated2011-01-14 13:42:36 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws... read more

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