Boerne Texas Chicken Ordinance

By Elite Silkies · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Boerne Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUnknown; Nuisance Ordinance
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes
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    Additional InformationARTICLE II. FOWL Sec. 4-26. Running at large. It shall be unlawful for any person raising or keeping chickens, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks or pigeons to permit or allow the same to run at large within the limits of the city. (Ord. of 2-16-59, § 1) Sec. 4-27. Location of enclosures. It shall be the duty of every person raising or keeping chickens, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks, pigeons or other fowl to keep them in a pen, coop or enclosure and such pen, coop or enclosure shall be distant at least twenty (20) feet from every building or structure used for sleeping, dining or living and shall be kept in a sanitary condition. Such enclosure shall be kept in such a manner as will be reasonably calculated not to become offensive to adjacent neighbors or to the public. (Ord. of 2-16-59, § 2) Sec. 4-28. Sanitation of pens. The keeping of any poultry or fowl within any structure in the city without scraping the floors of such room, coop, box or compartment and thoroughly cleaning the area within which such fowl are kept at least once in every week and disinfecting once in every month and so maintaining such a structure and enclosure that no odors are emitted therefrom, is a nuisance. (Ord. of 2-16-59, § 3) Sec. 4-29. Removal, abatement of nuisance. (a) If any person within the city limits shall permit or suffer any of the nuisances described in sections 4-26 and 4-27 on premises occupied by him or under his control, any police officer shall order the owner or occupant thereof to remove such nuisance at his expense within a time not to exceed seven (7) days. Sec. 4-32. Impoundment, sale of poultry. All poultry removed to abate such a nuisance shall be impounded by the city. (1) If within forty-eight (48) hours after any poultry has been impounded the owner thereof pays the cost of abating such nuisance and agrees that upon the return of such poultry as has been removed from his property, he will forthwith dispose of such poultry in a manner which does not violate any ordinance of this city, such poultry shall be released to its owner. (2) If the owner of poultry so impounded shall fail, neglect or refuse to contact the proper authorities within forty-eight (48) hours after the impounding of such poultry or to pay the cost of abating such nuisance and agree to dispose of such poultry in a manner which does not violate any ordinance of this city, the sanitary inspector shall sell the poultry to a poultry dealer and immediately turn the proceeds over to the city auditor who will credit the amount against the cost of abating the nuisance and pay over the excess, if any, to the owner of such poultry. (Ord. of 2-16-59, § 7)
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