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Cleburne Texas Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Cleburne Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedEach bird has to have a minimum of 100 sq ft. per bird (Or 2 birds in the city limits) 1 Rooster is allowed
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional Information§ 91.09 FOWL RUNNING AT LARGE. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks or pigeons or other fowls owned by him or under his control to be or run at large upon the highways, streets, or alleys of the city or upon premises owned or occupied by other persons, without the consent of such other persons, within the city limits. (\\\'68 Code, § 5-24) (Ord. 3-1989-10, passed 3-21-89) Penalty, see § 91.99 § 91.12 REQUIREMENTS ON KEEPING LIVESTOCK AND FOWL. (A) It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor any livestock, or three or more fowl within the corporate limits of the city in any pen, stable, shed, coop, or enclosure, if any part of such enclosure or structure is within 150 feet of any residence, business or commercial establishment or office (other than the owner\\\'s residence, business or commercial establishment or office), grocery store, restaurant, school, hospital or nursing home. (B) It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor any livestock within the corporate limits of the city where there is less than 10,000 square feet for each animal. It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor three or more fowl within the corporate limits of the city where there is less than 100 square feet for each fowl. (C) It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor more than one male chicken on any one property within the corporate limits of the city. (D) The owner or person in possession of animals shall keep yards, pens, and enclosures in which these animals are confined in such a manner so as not to give off odors offensive to persons of ordinary sensibilities residing in the vicinity, or to breed or attract flies, mosquitoes, or other noxious insects, or in any manner to endanger the public health or safety, or create a public nuisance. All persons keeping these animals shall comply with the following sanitary regulations: (1) Manure and droppings shall be removed from pens, yards, cages and other enclosures daily, and handled or disposed of in such manner as to keep the premises free of any nuisance. (2) Any pen or enclosure shall be maintained in such a manner as not to be less than 150 feet from any adjoining residentially zoned property. (E) It is an exception to this section that: (1) The animal or structure was at a veterinary clinic or hospital, pet store, feed store, farm store, school building, or any similar establishment properly zoned for keeping these animals; (2) The structure, pen, corral or other enclosure was in existence at the time the premises on which it is located were annexed by the City of Cleburne. However, if the ownership or primary use of the premises changes, this exception shall not apply; (3) The structure, pen, corral or other enclosure was in existence prior to the time a habitation was erected on another\\\'s property; or (4) The livestock was purchased and housed prior to January 1, 2005. (Ord. 01-2005-09, passed 1-25-05) Penalty, see § 91.99
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.amlegal.com/library/tx/cleburne.shtml
    Information Last Updated2010-03-31 11:36:05

    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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