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Davis California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Davis California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedA total of not more than six hens (in combination with other animals)
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsNo less than 40 feet from neighboring residences.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity Manager\\\\\\\'s Office Contact Info Phone: (530) 757-5602 (530) 757-5603 FAX (530) 757-5666 TDD Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Address: 23 Russell Blvd Davis, CA 95616 Email: [email protected]
    Additional InformationLayman\\\\\\\'s version: A total of not more than six hens (in combination with other animals) in a sanitary pen no less than 40 feet from neighboring residences. No Roosters. Permit required, please check w/ the City Managers Office. -------------------- 5.01.010 Keeping livestock and domestic fowl prohibited generally. It is unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the city, or permit to be kept or maintained upon land belonging to such person, any cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, turkeys, roosters and other poultry and game birds, except as specifically permitted under provisions of this chapter. (Code 1964, § 8-3.101; Ord. No. 1632, § 1.) ------------------ 5.01.020 Keeping of chickens, pigeons or rabbits. It is unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the city, or permit to be kept or maintained upon land belonging to such person, any chickens, pigeons or rabbits except as follows: A total of not more than six chicken hens or six pigeons or a combination of chicken hens and pigeons not to exceed the number of six, or a total of not more than six rabbits may be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary pen or structure, no part of which shall be located less than forty feet from any residence, other than a residence owned and occupied by the person owning or in possession of such animals; and, provided further, that the keeping of such animals shall not create a health or nuisance problem. (Code § 8-2.102.) --------------------- 5.01.030 Keeping of certain animals and fowl permitted; permits required for keeping. The keeping of animals within the city may be permitted as follows: (b)Chickens, pigeons, or rabbits, in such numbers and of such types and under such conditions as will not be detrimental to the health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience or welfare of persons residing or working in the neighborhood of such proposed keeping and will not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to improvements in the neighborhood. Applications for such permissive keeping shall require a fee of two dollars and be accompanied by a detailed statement outlining the proposed method of keeping. Following investigation and report by the city health officer, and without regard to distance limitations contained elsewhere in this chapter, the chief of police may issue a permit with such conditions as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter. Such permit may be revoked by failure to observe required conditions. (Code 1964, § 8-3.103; Ord. No. 905, § 1; Ord. No. 1632, § 2.)
    Link for more Informationhttp://cityofdavis.org/cmo/citycode/chapter.cfm?chapter=5
    Information Last Updated2010-03-29 10:39:41

    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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