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Grand Prarie Texas Chicken Ordinance

By Break an Egg, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Break an Egg
    Grand Prarie Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed1 fowl per every 20 square feet
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsmust be contained in a coop or pen
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Grand Prairie 317 College St. P.O. Box 534045 Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 Phone: 972-237-8000
    Additional InformationSec. 5-26. - Requirements on keeping livestock and fowl. (a) Livestock. (1) It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor any livestock within the corporate limits of the city in any pen, stable, shed, or enclosure at a distance less than one hundred (100) feet from any residence, business or commercial establishment or office, (other than the owner\'s), grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals and nursing homes. (2) 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 five thousand (5,000) square feet per each animal. (b) Fowl. (1) It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor any 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 one hundred fifty (150) feet of any residence, business or commercial establishment or office, (other than the owner\'s), grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals and nursing homes. (2) It shall be unlawful for any owner to keep or harbor any fowl within the corporate limits of the city where there is less than five hundred (500) square feet for each twenty-five (25) fowl, being twenty (20) square feet for each fowl. (3) A person commits an offense if he possesses or harbors a live rooster (male of the domestic fowl) on any premises within the city. (4) It is a defense to prosecution under section 5-26(b)(3) of this section that the rooster was: a. Possessed or harbored by the person on the premises before February 6, 2001, except that this defense does not apply after May 1, 2001; b. Being exhibited at a special event conducted with written permission of the city; c. Owned, possessed or harbored by a governmental entity or participating in a health, research, educational, or similar program conducted by a governmental entity; d. Owned, possessed or harbored by a medical, educational, or research institution operating in compliance with all city ordinances and state and federal laws; or e. Being held for slaughter in a slaughterhouse or meat packing plant operating in compliance with all city ordinances and state and federal laws. f. Owned, possessed or harbored by a person who meets all of the following requirements: i. Any land utilized shall be zoned agricultural. ii. The land area shall be greater than forty (40) acres. iii. The owner of the rooster(s) shall reside on the property. iv. The number of roosters must not exceed a density of one (1) per ten (10) acres. v. The raising of roosters for the purposes of cockfighting or similar endeavors is prohibited. (5) A person who possesses or harbors a live rooster in the city commits an offense if he: a. Fails to confine the rooster at all times within an enclosure that is of sufficient height and strength to retain the rooster; b. Maintains the enclosure in which the rooster is confined in a manner that creates offensive odors, fly breeding, or any other nuisance or condition that is injurious to the public health, safety, or welfare; or c. Allows the rooster to violate the noise restrictions contained within the Code of Ordinances.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10142&stateId=43&stateName=Texas
    Information Last Updated2010-03-18 00:00:00

    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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