Baton Rouge Louisiana Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed3
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsLocate a min. of 10' from nearest property line & 50' from any residence other than the owner
City/Organization Contact nameBaton Rouge Government 225-389-3000
Additional InformationALSO SEE Sec. 14:224. - Chickens, other fowls, and birds. (a) The keeping of more than three (3) chickens within a recognized residential subdivision on a lot of less than one (1) acre is prohibited. (b) The keeping of roosters, geese, guinea fowl, ducks, turkeys, or peacocks is similarly prohibited in recognized residential subdivisions on lots of two (2) acres or less. (c) Any chicken or other fowl or avian kept in a (1) residential subdivision shall be maintained as follows. a. All chickens, or other fowl, or avians shall be confined to the owner\\\'s property at all times. b. Pens, coops, flight cages, or other enclosures shall be located a minimum of ten (10) feet from the nearest property line and minimum of fifty (50) feet from any residence other than that of the owner. c. All enclosures shall be cleaned regularly to prevent an accumulation of food, fecal matter, or nesting material from creating a nuisance or unsanitary condition due to odor, vermin, debris, or decay. d. Appropriate food, water, shelter and housing shall be provided to meet the requirements of the particular fowl or avian in question. (2) No fowl or bird shall cause a nuisance. Owners of fowl or birds will be held responsible and liable for any damages they cause in the parish. (d) The provisions of this section shall apply upon receipt of written and signed complaint by the director of animal control. When a violation is determined to exist, the owner or keeper shall be ordered to correct the violation within seventy-two (72) hours of receiving such notice. Failure to correct the violation may result in the owner or keeper being issued a summons to appear in court for the violation(s). Each day a violation of this section is continued shall be deemed a separate violation. (e) Registered Four-H and Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.) club members may be allowed to keep fowl otherwise prohibited in this section provided that they: (1) Meet all provisions of subsection (c)(1)c and d; and (2) Obtain prior written approval and permission from all adjoining property owners or residents and file such approvals with Four-H or F.F.A. club supervisors or agents. (f) Properly licensed raptor owners shall be exempted from this section provided that they meet all provisions of subsection (c)(1)c and d. (Ord. No. 9634 § 1, 5-26-93; Ord. No. 9766, § 10, 11-24-93) Sec. 14:225. - Penalties. (a) Any person who violates any provisions of the sections of this chapter or who shall hinder or molest or interfere with any officer or agent of the animal control center in the performance of any duty provided for by this chapter shall, upon conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined any amount up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned for not more than one hundred-eighty (180) days, or both fined and imprisoned, in the discretion of the court. (b) The animal control center, or its agents, may enforce any provision of this chapter by instituting a suit for injunctive relief and use of summary process, including all temporary restraining orders permitted by law.
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Information Last Updated2010-03-19 00:00:00

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