Living in the Bay Area and knowing others on here probably keep or want to keep chickens, I though I'd post some links to the laws in the area. Most are County laws and some local city laws.
San Francisco City and County
City of Oakland
City of Berkeley (Opens in PDF)
City of Pittsburg (opens in PDF) I believe this is for all of Contra Costa County
City of San Jose
Abstract not found online: No live animals, birds, or fowl shall be kept or allowed within 6 meters (20 feet) of any area where food is stored or held for sale or of any place of dwelling. This subdivision does not apply to guide dogs, signal dogs, or service dogs when used in the manner specified in Section 54.l of the Civil Code.
Contact Numbers for:
Contra Costa County
Santa Clara County
San Mateo County
San Francisco County
This in no way is a complete listing nor does it cover everything. Please check with your local city/town jurisdictions.
Edited by Oakland_Ranchero - 7/17/08 at 2:37pm