Long Beach California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Long Beach California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed1-20, lot size restrictions.
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, zoning, and noise restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.longbeach.gov/acs/animal_enforcement/muni.asp Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) Bureau Address: P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village 7700 East Spring Street Long Beach, CA 90815 Office Phone: (562) 570-7387 Email: [email protected] Internet: http://animalcare.longbeach.gov/
    Additional Information6.20.020 - Fowl—Number restricted. No person shall keep or maintain more than a total of twenty (20) live fowl or any combination of such animals on any lot or parcel of land within the city. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001) 6.20.030 - Fowl—Distance from dwelling. A. Except as provided in Subsection 6.20.030.B., no person shall keep or maintain any live fowl within the city less than fifty feet (50\') from any single-family or two-family dwelling or less than one hundred feet (100\') from any hotel or dwelling occupied by, or designed for the occupancy of three (3) or more families. B. One (1) live fowl may be kept or maintained as a pet on any lot or parcel of land within the city, provided that the pen, coop or other such enclosure for any such pet fowl shall be no less than twenty feet (20\') from any structure designed or used for human habitation. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001) 6.20.050 - Crowing fowl prohibited. No person shall keep or maintain or cause to be kept or maintained any crowing fowl. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001) 6.20.060 - Fowl—Dealers exempt. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the keeping of fowl by regularly licensed dealers for the purpose of sale at their respective places of business. Such animals shall be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and such dealers shall conform to and abide by the rules and regulations of the health department with reference to the keeping of such animals on the premises of such dealers. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001) 6.20.070 - Fowl—Enclosure sanitation. Wherever live fowl are permitted to be kept or maintained in the city, no person, so keeping or maintaining such fowl, shall fail at any time to keep the coops, pens or yards wherein such fowl are enclosed in a clean and sanitary condition nor shall fail to remove the manure or other debris from such enclosures daily. No person shall fail to conform to and abide by the rules and regulations of the health department with reference to the keeping of such fowl in such enclosures. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001) 6.20.080 - Fowl—Running at large prohibited. No person shall allow any fowl owned or controlled by such person to run at large. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001). 6.20.090 - Fowl—Impoundment—Food and water. No person shall impound any live fowl unless provision is made by such person for the proper feeding and the furnishing of water to such fowl at intervals not longer than twelve (12) hours apart. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001). 6.20.100 - Fowl—Impoundment—Coop size. No person shall impound any live fowl in a coop which is less than twice as large in floor space or standing room as the total size of all live fowl which may be impounded therein, and which is not sufficiently high as to permit each fowl impounded therein to stand in a natural erect position. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001). 6.20.110 - Fowl—Wing locking prohibited. No person handling live fowl shall lock the wings of such fowl. (Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001). 6.20.120 - Fowl and rabbits—Artificial coloring prohibited. A. No person, by means of any application to or upon the exterior portion thereof or in any other manner, shall dye, artificially color or alter or otherwise change the natural color of any live rabbit or fowl. B. No person shall sell, offer or display for sale, barter or give to any person any live rabbit or live fowl, the natural color of which animal has been changed by dyeing, coloring, or any other artificial manner. C. No person shall sell, offer for sale, barter or give away any chick, duckling, or other fowl under four (4) weeks of age, or rabbit under two (2) months of age, as pets, toys, premiums or novelties. D. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the display or sale of rabbits, chicks, ducklings or other fowl in proper facilities by dealers, hatcheries or stores engaged in the business of selling the same to be raised for food purposes.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16115&stateId=5&stateName=California
    Information Last Updated2010-04-08 09:43:08

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