Brier Washington Chicken Ordinance

By Jessica Rabbit · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Mar 28, 2016 ·
  1. Jessica Rabbit
    Brier Washington Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredN/A
    Coop Restrictionsn/a
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Brier
    Additional Information
    Chapter 17.16


    17.16.020 Definition.

    “Home animal agriculture” is defined as producing domesticated animals or their products for home use or consumption including breeding, growing, caring housing and product preparation where sales are incidental. Domesticated animals may include but not be limited to horses, cattle, sheep, goats, llama, rabbits, andpoultry. (Ord. 20.W § 8, 2001: Ord. 20.M § 9.2, 1991)"
    They then go on to define the need for 10K square feet as only applying to horses and other hoofed animals. Here is the quote.....
    "A contiguous fenced area shall be available for horses and other hoofed animals and shall provide a minimum of ten thousand square feet in area for each of the first two animals and five thousand square feet for each additional animal."
    So while we never have a place in the code where they explicitly say something like..... "You can have 6 chickens, 2 roosters, 3 dozen chicks, and 12 ducks. 2 dozen eggs are paid as a bribe to city hall weekly", we do have the code that defines poultry as “Home animal agriculture”, and we have “Home animal agriculture” only restricting (or in this case establishing) the minimum space needed for hoofed animals.

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    Information Last Updated2010-05-27 20:37:05

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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