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Wichita Falls Texas Chicken Ordinance

By wild.t, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. wild.t
    Wichita Falls Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedN/A
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop Restrictions12 square feet of floor or ground area for each. No enclosure nearer than 75 feet to any residence excluding the residence of the harborer of the fowl.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationCode of ordinances, city of Wichita Falls, Part II, chapter 14, article 3, division 1, section 14-109: A fowl permit shall be required for any person owning, possessing or harboring any fowl within the city limits. The owning, possessing or harboring of guineas, peafowl or roosters shall not be permitted, and no permit shall be issued for the keeping of such. An annual permit fee shall be set by the health district and approved by the city council; the fee schedule will be posted in the zoonosis division of the health district. Code of ordinances, city of Wichita Falls, Part II, chapter 14, article 7, Sec. 14-418: Generally. No person shall: (1) Harbor any fowl with less than 12 square feet of floor or ground area for each. Permitted pet shops shall be exempt from this subsection. (2) Keep any fowl within any structure in the city without thoroughly cleaning the area at least once each day and so maintaining such structure that no offensive odors are emitted there from. (3) Keep any fowl within any structure, the interior of which is not treated with an approved disinfectant at least once every six months to discourage insects, fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitoes and flies. (4) Place the coop, pen, housing or enclosure nearer than 75 feet to any residence excluding the residence of the harborer of the fowl. The distance may be reduced to not less than 50 feet if written permission is received from the resident who is closer than 75 feet. Permitted pet shops shall be exempt from this subsection.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12090&stateId=43&stateName=Texas
    Information Last Updated2010-09-07 20:41:32

    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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