Aransas Pass Texas Chicken Ordinance

By Elite Silkies · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Aransas Pass Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUnknown; Nuisance Ordinance
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 4-6. Keeping of certain animals prohibited. (a) No person shall keep, own, maintain, use or have in such person\'s possession, or on premises under such person\'s control, within the city, any prohibited animal. (b) Prohibited animal is hereby defined as any animal not normally born and raised in captivity, including but not limited to the following: (1) Class Reptilia: Family Helodermatidea (the venomous lizards) and all Varanidae (monitor); order Ophidia, family Hydrophiidae (marine snakes); family Viperidae (rattlesnakes, pit vipers and true vipers); family Elapidae (coral snakes, cobras and mambas); family Colubridae, Dispholidus Typus (boomslang), Cyclagras gigas (water cobra), Boiga dendrophila (mangrove snake) and Kirtlandii (twig snake) only; order Crocodylia (crocodiles, alligators and gharials). (2) Class Aves: Order Falconiforms (such as hawks, eagles and vultures). (3) Class Mammalia: Order Carnivora, the family Felidae (such as lions, tigers, bobcats, jaguars, panthers, leopards, cougars, etc.) except domesticated cats; the family Canidae (such as wolves, dingos, foxes, coyotes and jackals), except domesticated dogs; the family Mustelidae (such as weasels, skunks, martins, mink, badgers); family Procyonidae (raccoon); family Ursidae (such as bears); order Marsupialia (such as kangaroos, opossums); order Chiroptera (bats); order Edentata (such as sloths, anteaters and armadillos); order Proboscidea (elephants); order Primata (gorillas); order Rodentia (such as porcupines); and order Ungulata (such as antelope, bison and camels). (4) Class Amphibia: Poisonous frogs. Prohibited animal does not include livestock, fowl, poultry or normal household pets, such as a psittacine bird, canary, finch, cockatiel, hamster, guinea pig, gerbil, rabbit, ferret, fish or small nonpoisonous reptiles. (Ord. No. 3600, § 1, 4-1-96) Sec. 4-22. Prohibited at large; pens or enclosures to be unoffensive. It shall be unlawful for the owner, keeper, or person in charge of any head of livestock or poultry to allow or permit the same to be at large within the city. Every such animal shall be kept in a stable, shed, pen, or other enclosure and every such stable, shed, pen, or other enclosure for such animals shall be kept in a manner as will be reasonably calculated not to become offensive to adjacent neighbors or to the public. (Ord. No. 72, § 1, 5-6-13; Ord. No. 747, § 1, 8-14-56; Ord. No. 1026, §§ 1, 2, 8-6-62; Ord. No. 1392, § 2, 8-18-69) State law references: Estrays, V.T.C.A. Agriculture Code, § 142.001 et seq. Sec. 4-28. Pens or enclosures required; cleanliness. Every keeper of any livestock or poultry shall confine the same in an enclosure sufficient to prevent their going at large and such enclosure shall be maintained in a reasonably clean and sanitary condition at all times. (Ord. No. 1392, § 6, 8-18-69) Sec. 4-29. Premises subject to inspection. Premises whereon livestock or poultry are kept or maintained shall be subject to inspection by the city health officer at any reasonable hour of the day. (Ord. No. 1392, § 8, 8-18-69)
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