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Reno Nevada Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Feb 22, 2012 | | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Reno Nevada Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in Washoe CountyYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNo limit listed
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsMust be on your property and overcrowding is prohibited.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Reno main contact number 775-334-INFO (4636. Usually have to leave a message and once in a while they even return a call!
    Additional InformationWashoe Cty Dispatch Line 775-322-3647or www.washoecounty.us/animal Ord. No. 5464, § 1, 6-25-03 states that all regulations cover Reno, Sparks and all of Washoe County, NV (Article 1 Sec. 8.28.000). Code 1966, § 11.24.100; Ord. No. 2706, § 1, 10-23-78; Ord. No. 3982, § 2, 7-24-90; Ord. No. 4365, § 1, 1-25-94; Ord. No. 5220, § 2, 2-27-01 Chickens must be kept on your own property and must have a coop for shelter. (under poultry) Code 1966, § 11.24.100; Ord. No. 2706, § 1, 10-23-78 states that \\\\\\\"No person shall keep any animal unless its area is kept clean and free from offensive odors, animal wastes and nuisance matter\\\\\\\". Code 1966, § 11.24.100; Ord. No. 2706, § 1, 10-23-78 states that It is unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or own any animal or poultry which by loud or frequent habitual barking, yelping, braying or other noise cause annoyance to the neighborhood or to any persons in the vicinity. Code 1966, § 11.24.100; Ord. No. 2706, § 1, 10-23-78 states that no one can sell or give away baby chicks (etc) as toys or novelties. Selling animals in their natural state is allowed. and finally... Code 1966, § 11.24.100; Ord. No. 2706, § 1, 10-23-78 states that it is unlawful for any person to dye, color or artificially treat any baby chick, ... duckling, fowl or other animal.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusnvodlasvegas_reno.htm#s30
    Information Last Updated2012-02-21 00:00:00

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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  1. ShawnIGGYmama
    I'm new to chickens and am wondering if I'm allowed to DONATE surplus eggs to shelters or the Salvation Army? We purposefully bought more chickens than we needed specifically for that reason. We live in Reno, NV. (Washoe County).

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