Keller Texas Chicken Ordinance

By Elite Silkies · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Keller Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUnknown; Nuisance Ordinance
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 3-110. Animals and fowl in residential areas; limitations. (a) The owners and all persons having control of such animals and fowl shall keep the same confined within a building or adequate enclosures at all times, and it shall be unlawful to permit such animals and fowl to roam, wander upon or remain upon, while unattended by the owner or person having control thereof, any public property or street and from going upon or remaining upon any private property, without the consent of the owner thereof. (b) Any owner or person having control of such animals or fowl shall keep all hay, grain and feed used in connection with the maintenance thereof enclosed in such manner that the same is not accessible to rats, flies, mosquitoes and other rodents or insects. (Ord. No. 579, § 1, 4-18-89; Ord. No. 719, § 2, 12-7-93) Sec. 3-165. Impoundment fees for livestock, fowl or prohibited animals. The owner of any impounded livestock, fowl or prohibited animal shall pay whatever fee as may be charged by the constable of Tarrant County in order to redeem such animal from the constable. (Ord. No. 579, § 1, 4-18-89; Ord. No. 719, § 5, 12-7-93; Ord. No. 1114, § 6, 9-3-02) Sec. 3-240. Public nuisances. No person shall willfully or knowingly keep or harbor on his premises or elsewhere any animal, livestock, or fowl of any kind that makes or creates an unreasonable disturbance to the neighbors or the occupants of adjacent premises or persons living in the vicinity thereof. This includes, but is not limited to, animals making or creating noises by howling, barking, bawling or otherwise. A person shall be deemed to have violated terms of this section if such person shall have been notified by the animal control officer or any police officer of such disturbance and shall have failed or refused to correct such disturbance and prevent its recurrence. (1) It shall be unlawful for any owner of any animal to maintain yards, pens, stables, sheds, coops, or other enclosures in which any animal is confined in such a manner as to give off odors offensive to persons of ordinary sensibilities residing in the vicinity, or to breed or attract flies, mosquitoes, or other noxious insects or rodents, or in any manner to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, or to create a public nuisance. ( 2) Manur e and droppings shall be removed from pens, stables, yards, coops, and other enclosures regularly and handled or disposed of in such a manner as to keep the premises free of any nuisance. (4) The feeding of vegetables, meat scraps or garbage to livestock shall be done only in impervious containers or on an impervious platform. (5) Watering troughs or tanks shall be provided, which shall be equipped with adequate facilities for draining the overflow so as to prevent the breeding of flies, mosquitoes, or other insects. Sec. 3-320. Fight upon exhibition. No person shall maintain any place where fowl or any animals are suffered to fight upon exhibition, or for sport upon wager. (Ord. No. 579, § 1, 4-18-89) Sec. 3-360. Sale of baby fowl, ducks. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale, lease, rent or in any way transfer, barter or give away baby fowl or ducklings as pets or novelties, whether dyed or not dyed, colored or otherwise artificially treated; provided, however, this section shall not be construed to prohibit the display or sale of natural chicks or ducklings in proper breeding facilities for hatcheries or stores engaged in the business of selling the same to be raised for legitimate commercial purposes. (Ord. No. 579, § 1, 4-18-89)
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