Ellensburg Washington Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed4
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsCoop and run must have a total of 10 sq. feet per chicken, must be 25 feet away from neighboring dwelling, and 10 feet from the property line (unless abuting and alley)
City/Organization Contact nameCity of Ellensburg (509)962-7241
Additional Information5.30.010 Keeping of chickens. A. The intent of this section is to establish standards for the keeping of chickens in a manner which will not endanger the health, peace and safety of the citizens of the city and which will assure that chickens are kept in a clean and sanitary condition and not subjected to suffering, cruelty or abuse. B. Chickens are permitted to be kept and maintained only at single-family dwellings in the city as accessory uses, in accordance with applicable city regulations pertaining to animals, and subject to the following requirements: 1. No more than four chickens are allowed at each such single-family dwelling. 2. Male chickens over four months old are not allowed. 3. Chickens shall be kept in a well-ventilated, enclosed coop constructed to protect the chickens against varying weather conditions and predators. The coop shall have an attached, enclosed run. The coop and run combined shall provide a minimum of 10 square feet of ground space per chicken. 4. All coops and runs shall be located within a rear yard only. Coops shall be at least 25 feet from any neighboring dwelling and 10 feet from any property line. No portion of any run shall be within 10 feet of any property line unless the property line abuts an alley. 5. All coops and runs shall be kept in a neat, sanitary, dust-free condition and must be cleaned on a regular basis so as to prevent offensive odors. C. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 civil infraction. [Ord. 4538 § 2, 2009.]
Link for more Informationhttp://www.codepublishing.com/wa/ellensburg/
Information Last Updated2010-03-18 00:00:00

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