Huntington Beach California Chicken Ordinance

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Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed6
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredYes; $215 Fee
Coop Restrictions25 feet from any dwelling house or structure used as a dwelling, church, school, hospital, or place where food products are kept, stored, manufactured, or served to the public, unless such house or structure be occupied by him or it
City/Organization Contact nameCity of Huntington Beach 2000 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Orange County Animal Care Services or contact them at 714-935-6848.
Additional Information7.12.110 Fowl and rabbits--At large. It is a nuisance and no person shall suffer or permit any chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, pheasants, doves, pigeons, squabs or similar fowl or rabbits, owned or controlled by him or it, to run or fly at large or go upon the premises of any other person in the City. (27-11/09, 885-2/62, 1279-2/67, 1905-4/74, 1835-5/73, Urg. 2084-6/76) 7.12.120 Fowl and rabbits--Keeping restrictions. It is a nuisance and no person shall keep chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, pheasants, doves, pigeons, squabs or similar domestic fowl or rabbits, owned or controlled by him or it, within twenty-five (25) feet from any dwelling house or structure used as a dwelling, church, school, hospital, or place where food products are kept, stored, manufactured, or served to the public, unless such house or structure be occupied by him or it, or keep any rooster over four (4) months old in the City limits. (27-11/09, 66-9/10, 885-2/62, 1279-2/67, 1835-5/73, 1905-4/74, Urg. 2084-6/76, 3737-7/06) 7.12.130 Fowl--Number permitted. No person or household shall maintain in or upon any public or private property in the City more than one (1) goose, duck, or turkey; and no more than six (6) in all of chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, pheasants, doves, pigeons, squabs or similar domestic fowl; except newborn chicks under eight weeks of age. However, not more than twenty-four (24) newborn chicks may be maintained. (66-9/10, 885-2/62, 1279-2/67, 1905-4/74, Urg. 2084-6/76, 3737-7/06)
Link for more Informationhttp://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/Government/Elected_Officials/city_clerk/Municipal_Code/#7
Information Last Updated2010-05-19 17:58:48
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