Redding California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Redding California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsZONING, PROXIMITY, SANITATION RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Must be at least 40 ft from dwelling house, at least 15 ft from side or back property lines, and/or within 50ft of any front property line.
    City/Organization Contact name777 Cypress Ave Redding, CA 96001 [email protected]
    Additional Information18.43.040 Animals. The keeping of animals is consistent with the rural lifestyle emphasized in low-density residential development districts and can enhance the rural charm of these districts and areas. To permit the keeping of animals and ensure that their presence does not create an undue burden on neighboring residents, the following standards will apply, unless otherwise provided in the applicable zoning district. A. The keeping of cats, dogs, and other household pets for noncommercial purposes is permitted in accordance with Title 7 of the Municipal Code. B. For noncommercial purposes, the keeping of the following animals shall be permitted in districts zoned \"RL,\" \"RE\" and \"RS.\" No slaughtering or processing shall be permitted in these zoning districts. The minimum site area of the parcel shall be as specified, and the number of animals allowed is subject to the requirements of subsections D and E of this section. TABLE INSET: 1. Large animals 40,000 square feet 2. Small animals 20,000 square feet C. All animal enclosures, including corrals, pens, feed areas, paddocks, uncovered stables and similar enclosures are subject to the following setback requirements: (1) enclosures shall not be within any required building setback; and (2) setbacks shall be measured from the nearest building used for residential purposes on adjacent property. 1. Large animals: TABLE INSET: a. Horses, mules, donkeys, jennies, etc. 75 feet b. Cattle 75 feet c. Pigs, hogs* 500 feet d. Goats 100 feet e. Sheep 75 feet f. Large fowl 75 feet * Maximum number allowed is three sows and one boar. 2. Small animals: TABLE INSET: a. Poultry 40 feet b. Rabbits 40 feet c. Birds 35 feet D. Animals are described in terms of \"units\" in this section to further define the relationships among animals of various sizes and to determine the number of animals allowed on a given parcel. Animal types are defined in Chapter 18.61 of this title. 1. Large animals. Each large animal is equal to one animal unit. 2. Small animals. a. Ten poultry is equal to one animal unit. b. Ten rabbits is equal to one animal unit. c. Two turkeys or other similar size fowl is equal to one animal unit. d. The keeping of specific animals is subject to the following special standards: i. Poultry. All poultry shall be contained in coops or pens and not be allowed to run free on any site. The maximum number of poultry allowed is twenty (two animal units). ii. Rabbits. All rabbits shall be contained in coops or pens and not be allowed to run free on any site. The maximum number of rabbits allowed is twenty (two animal units). These restrictions do not apply to rabbits kept solely as pets. iii. Turkeys. All turkeys shall be contained in coops or pens and not be allowed to run free. The maximum number of turkeys allowed is four (two animal units). E. The maximum animal density on any site is determined by the lot size. 1. Lots twenty thousand to thirty-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine square feet in area: small animals only at a density equal to one animal unit. 2. Lots forty thousand square feet in area. Large and small animals at a density equal to two animal units. One additional animal unit is allowed for each additional twenty thousand square feet of lot size. 3. Fractional animal units can be combined to equal a full unit. For example, five poultry and five rabbits equal to one animal unit. F. Provision of Needs. Every person who keeps an animal that normally resides outside, or that is kept outside unsupervised for extended periods of time, shall ensure that the animal is provided with an enclosure that meets the following criteria: 1. Has a sufficient area for mobility and exercise as appropriate; 2. Contains shelter that will provide protection from heat, cold, and wet that is appropriate to the animal\'s weight and type of coat. Such shelter must provide sufficient space to allow the animal the ability to turn around freely and lie in a normal position; 3. Must be in an area providing sufficient shade to protect the animal from the direct rays of the sun at all times; 4. Must regularly clean and sanitize pens and run areas and remove and properly dispose of excreta daily. G. Unsanitary Conditions Prohibited. No person shall keep an animal in an unsanitary condition within the city. Conditions shall be considered unsanitary where the keeping of the animal results in an accumulation of fecal matter, an odor, insect infestation, or rodent attractants which endanger the health of the animal or any person or which disturb or are likely to disturb the enjoyment, comfort, or convenience of any person in or about any dwelling, office, hospital, or commercial establishment. H. Questions regarding the classification of animals not specifically mentioned are to be referred to the director for a determination as to their appropriate category (household pet, small animal, large animal, or exotic or wild animal). I. The keeping of exotic or wild animals may be permitted subject to issuance of a site development permit and any required fish and game permits. (Ord. 2343 ยง 2 (part), 2005) Redding City Ordinances: Title 7: Animals 7.04.120 Coop placement on property restritcitons outlined 7.04.130 Rooster and peafowl prohibited 18.43.040 D2di... All poultry shall be contained in coops or pens and not be allowed to run free on any site. The maximum number of poultry allowed is twenty (two animal units). Number of birds allowed on smaller lots is not specified. There are specifications for lots over 20,00ft2=20 birds, every additional 20,000ft2 can add 10 more birds. See 18.43.040E for details.
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