Burleson Texas Chicken Ordinance

By Elite Silkies, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Burleson 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 Information(c) Livestock and fowl. Livestock and fowl, that are kept, owned or harbored within a land use zoning classification allowing same shall constitute a nuisance if any such animal is kept, fenced, stabled, or pastured within 100 feet of an occupied building. The term \"occupied building\" as used herein shall mean a building occupied by any person, other than buildings and structures owned or controlled by the owner of the animals involved. This subsection does not apply to \"occupied buildings\" constructed after the keeping of any livestock and/or fowl is in place, or if the land upon which the animals are maintained is zoned \"A-Agriculture.\" (2) The keeping of livestock and fowl within the zoning classification \"SFE-Single Family Estate\" is prohibited, except horses and mules. (f) Young rabbits and fowl. A person commits an offense if the person sells, offers for sale, barters or gives away as toys, premiums or novelties, baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl under three weeks old and rabbits under two months old, unless the manner or method of display is first approved by the animal control authority. (g) Dyed animals. A person commits an offense if the person colors, dyes, stains or otherwise changes the natural color of any chickens, ducklings, other fowl or rabbits, or possesses, for the purpose of sale or to be given away, any of the above-mentioned animals which have been so colored. Sec. 6-12. Nuisance. (a) Offensive odors. A person commits an offense if the person keeps any animal in such a manner as to endanger the public health, or to annoy a person of ordinary sensibilities by the accumulation of animal wastes which cause foul or offensive odors or are considered to be a hazard to any other animal or human. (b) Animals defecating. An owner of an animal commits an offense if the person permits, either willfully or through failure to exercise proper care and control, any animal to defecate upon the sidewalk or parkway or any public street, or upon the floor of any common hall in any entrance way, stairway or wall of any public place or building or any private property except the owner\'s. It shall be an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section if the owner immediately removes any excreta deposited by the owner\'s animal or the animals are performing in a parade or circus. (c) Noise. A person commits an offense by keeping any animal or bird which, by causing frequent or long, continued noise, shall disturb the comfort of a person of ordinary sensibilities in the immediate vicinity.
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    Information Last Updated2010-03-31 20:37:49

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