Covington Kentucky Chicken Ordinance

By chicksnchooks, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Covington Kentucky Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNo limit as long as they don't become a nuisance
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionswithin 100 feet of any residence therein
    City/Organization Contact nameHours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone Number: (859) 292-2311 Fax Number: (859) 292-2310 City of Covington Legal Department 638 Madison Ave. Covington, Kentucky 41011 [email protected]
    Additional InformationChapter 90.12 states regarding HARBORING FOWL: (A) Subject to the city’s zoning regulations, no person shall own in the city any chicken, duck, guinea, goose, pigeon, or dove, or any species of fowl of the avian or aquatic family for commercial purposes, within 100 feet of any residence therein. (B) No person shall permit any such chicken, duck, guinea, goose, dove, pigeon, or any fowl of the avian or aquatic family to run or be at large within the city. However, the provisions of this section shall not apply to any fowl confined in coops at market places or stores where the fowl is sold for food, except that any fowl kept for sale shall not be permitted to run at large at the place where the fowl is kept for sale or the owning of pigeons and birds of prey for the purposes of falconry. Chapter 90.13 states regarding SANITARY CONDITIONS REQUIRED: (A) All persons raising animals within the city, whether for commercial purposes or otherwise, shall be required to keep them at all times in a clean and sanitary condition and free from obnoxious odors. (B) The premises upon which animals are kept shall always be sanitary and subject to inspection and regulation by the animal control officer. 5) Keeping of such animal does not constitute a public nuisance and will not harm the surrounding neighborhood or disturb the peace and quiet of the surrounding neighborhood; (6) Keeping of such animal will not create or cause offensive odors or constitute a danger to public health; So in essence, you are not limited to how many chickens or roosters you can keep as long as they don\'t become a nuisance, noise or sanitary wise.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway....s$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:covington_ky
    Information Last Updated2010-04-27 10:06:42

    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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