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Gadsden,AL

By LadyLisa, Mar 26, 2013 | Updated: Mar 26, 2013 | | |
  1. LadyLisa
    <CITY AND STATE> Chicken Ordinance


    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo according to clerk, but the code seems unclear to me
    Max Chickens AllowedIt shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any fowl within the city except domesticated birds which are maintained in a cage within a permanent structure.
    Roosters Allowed
    Permit Required
    Coop Restrictions
    City/Organization Contact nameCity Clerk
    Additional InformationCode Ch10 Section 68
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10817
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  1. LadyLisa
    When I asked the city clerk if chickens were allowed in the city she said no, and found this section of code. But I am confused because chickens *are* domesticated birds.
    This is from sec 10-63
    No animal of the equine, bovine or ovine type shall be kept within 150 feet of any residence, school, church, hospital, public building, public park or playground. Such animals may be kept within 150 feet of the residence of the owner or tenant of the property if kept within a barn, stable, shed, building or other structure provided with concrete floors and drains connected to the public sewer or other sewage disposal facility satisfactory to the health officer. The health officer shall find such facility satisfactory if it complies with all applicable laws, ordinances and rules. These floors must be cleaned daily with water under pressure to discharge the waste.

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