Richardson Texas Chicken Ordinance

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    Richardson Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowedn/a
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsNo location restrictions, but must be clean, free of offensive odor and not promote the growth of flies. See below.
    City/Organization Contact nameMunicipal Code Corporation 1700 Capital Circle SW Tallahassee, FL 32310 800-262-2633
    Additional Information(Code 1966, ยง 13-64), Sec. 14-2. deals with nuisances. These Subparas (5,6) specifies that chickens (and other small animals) cannot be kept in a manner \"offensive, producing odors capable of annoying persons living in the vicinity or kept in an unclean condition\" and any area collecting excreta must be clean, sanitary, and not causing flies. Interesting aside. This PDF document on the city website suggests helping control mosquitos by not letting chickens\' water stagnate in pans: http://www.cor.net/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=720 so the city is obliquely referring to the existence of suburban chickens.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library7.municode.com:80/def...94c741041a5bbb90057ec0505c4a00&infobase=10221
    Information Last Updated2010-05-18 22:19:11

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  1. slickware
    FYI, this is out of date.
    From what I can tell, the Richardson city ordinances do not specifically say no roosters.
    https://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10221
    Chapter 5, Section 10 (can't link directly unfortunately, use the nav on the left).
    It says:
    It is unlawful to:
    Keep, possess, own, control, maintain, use or otherwise exercise dominion over any animal which, by reason of noise, odor or sanitary conditions, becomes offensive to a reasonable and prudent person of ordinary tastes and sensibilities, or which constitutes or becomes a health hazard as determined by the director of health.

    Now, your neighbors may complain about rooster noise, and this may lead to a letter from the city saying you need to "quiet or remove your [animal]" (I got one once, for a rooster. Haven't received another one for my bantam rooster yet.)

    But still, I don't believe it's enforcable.

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