Penelope and Lacey are part of the family. Today an animal control officer stop by and told my husband we had one week to remove our beloved chickens. Our fenced in backyard is tiny, so keeping the coop 100 feet from the house is not an option for us. I thought the day may come when this would be a problem. However, I was naïve and thought if it ever became an issue they could just go live out at my aunts ranch. Over the past two years we have grown attached. I cannot handle the thought of them becoming coyote bait at the ranch
College Station allows hens in an enclosure which is no closer than 100’ from the nearest inhabited building (not counting the home of the owner of the poultry enclosure). Rates for annual permits in College Station are set by the City Council; check with the Code Enforcement office for more information. The City of Bryan allows hens in an enclosure no closer than 50’ from the nearest inhabited building.