Amarillo Texas Chicken Ordinance

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Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed13
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop Restrictionsnone provided
City/Organization Contact namecity of amarillo, codes department. PLanning Dept: (806) 378-4223 Animal Control: (806) 378-3092
Additional InformationCHAPTER 8-2. ANIMALS AND FOWL* Sec. 8-2-5. Nuisance animals. (f) It shall be unlawful to keep Barnyard Fowl within the city limits, except: at a location zoned for Industrial, Agricultural, or Heavy Commercial use; or, up to four (4) Barnyard Fowl per quarter-acre may be kept at a location otherwise zoned provided that the location is not less than one-quarter acre in size. However, it seems to be common knowledge that up to 13 may be kept. IF, they are not considered to be \"nuisance.\" The explanation i get around town is, \"Domestic Animal: Those Animals which are naturally tame and gentle or which, by long association with man, have become thoroughly domesticated and are now reduced to such a state of subjection to his will that they no longer possess the disposition or inclination to escape. This definition specifically includes household pets, such as dogs and cats and pigeon, rabbit, other bird or fowl not regulated or defined elsewhere, and miniature animals.\"
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Information Last Updated2010-05-30 10:32:59
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