McAllen Texas Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 per acre provided requirements and conditions are complied with; Nuisance Ordinance Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Yes City/Organization Contact name Additional Information Sec. 14-5. Poultry and fowl prohibited; exception; violation. (a) Prohibition; exception. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, maintain or permit the presence on any lot or parcel of land within the city of any poultry or fowl, except that no more than six such birds per acre are allowed on any lot or parcel of land, provided the requirements and conditions of this section and section 14-8 are complied with. (b) Sanitary requirements. Each place in the city used for feeding, harboring or keeping any poultry or fowl shall be maintained in a sanitary manner at all times and kept free of offensive odors, flies, rodents and other pests. (c) Declaration of nuisance; complaint; violation; penalty. It shall be unlawful to keep any poultry or fowl in the city which by loud, frequent or habitual crowing or any other noise annoyance from such animal shall disturb the peace and quiet of any person of ordinary sensitivities. If the chief of police has cause to believe that a nuisance described in this subsection exists, the chief of police shall so find and shall notify the bird\'s owner in writing of the finding by personal service. In the alternative, service may be by certified mail and by posting on the animal owner\'s property, in which case service of shall be deemed completed upon mailing. The notice shall advise that failure to abate the nuisance may lead to impoundment of the birds under section 14-9, and the right, within five days after service of the notice, to personally serve upon the chief of police or any police officer a written request for a hearing before the municipal court to contest the nuisance finding and/or impoundment, whereupon a hearing shall be held within five business days thereafter and a determination made as to whether such loud, frequent or habitual crowing or other noise annoyed the peace of such person, and if so, the court may thereupon declare such poultry or fowl to be a nuisance and order the owner or keeper therefrom to remove such poultry or fowl from the city limits, or the birds impounded for destruction. The failure to obey the order of the municipal court under this section shall constitute a class \"C\" misdemeanor. In addition to such remedy as provided in this section, should there be a conviction for any other violation of this section, the party convicted shall be subject to a fine as provided in section 1-14. (Code 1966, § 5-5; Ord. No. 2007-30, § 1, 4-9-07) Cross references: Supplementary district regulations, § 138-346. Sec. 14-8. Running at large, poultry, fowl or livestock. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any animal owned or possessed by him or under his control to run at large or to wander in or upon or invade the premises of any other person without such person\'s consent, within the corporate limits of the city. (Code 1966, § 5-8; Ord. No. 2004-50, § 1, 6-28-04; Ord. No. 2007-30, § 1, 4-9-07) Link for more Information http://library7.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=10021&doc_action=whatsnew Information Last Updated 2010-03-30 20:20:33
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