Canton Texas Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Not stated Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity, sanitation, noise restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional Information (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor any livestock or fowls on city property of Mill Creek Reservoir. LIVESTOCK. Any domestic animal except a house pet, including, but not limited to cattle, cows, horses, sheep, swine, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, or geese. § 94.03 RUNNING AT LARGE. (A) It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, harbors or keeps any animal within the corporate limits of the City of Canton, Texas, to permit that animal to run at large, as defined in this chapter. A stray dog, cat or other animal running at large is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. (B) The Supervisor of Animal Control or any person acting under his or her supervision is authorized to impound the animals running at large, and to enter upon privately-owned property for that purpose. (Ord. 2008-06, passed 3-18-2008) Penalty, see § 94.99 (4) Treatment of live birds: In addition to all other applicable provisions of this section, all persons offering live birds for sale or trade must comply with the following: (a) The person shall immediately place the birds in coops, crates, or cages that are made of open slats or wire on at least three sides and that are of a height so that the birds can stand upright without touching the top. (b) The person shall keep clean water and suitable food in troughs or other receptacles in the coops, crates, or cages. The troughs or other receptacles must be easily accessible to the confined birds and must be placed so that the birds cannot defile their contents. (c) The person shall keep the coops, crates, or cages in a clean and wholesome condition and may place in each coop, crate, or cage only the number of birds that have room to move around and to stand without crowding one another. (d) The person may not expose the birds to undue heat or cold and shall immediately remove all injured, diseased, or dead birds from the coops, crates, or cages. (e) Small birds, such as canaries and finches, must be provided with enough perches that they are not forced to hang onto the sides and roofs of their cages. (5) Encouraging or instigating fighting between two or more animals is strictly prohibited. (6) Dangerous animals, as defined in § 94.01 herein, are prohibited. (7) Stray animals and animals running at large, as defined in § 94.01 shall be impounded by a local Animal Control Officer in accordance with the applicable provisions of § 94.07. (8) The person who is in control of, or in charge of an animal, regardless of whether or not he or she is the owner, shall be responsible for compliance with § 94.04. Furthermore, if conditions exist which violate this chapter, and the owner of the animal is absent, then the person in control of, or in charge of, the animal shall receive the citation for noncompliance. (9) Animals which have in any way been subjected to artificial color or dye are prohibited. (10) It is within the power and complete discretion of the Animal Control Officer to make a judgment as to whether an act or situation involving an animal is cruel and inhumane, and to take appropriate action in accordance with this chapter. (Ord. 2008-06, passed 3-18-2008) Penalty, see § 94.99 Link for more Information http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway....ates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:canton_tx Information Last Updated 2010-03-31 11:42:38
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