Willis Texas Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Willis Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed4 square feet per chicken
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions20 feet from adjoining residences. Sanitation, noise, zoning, and proximity restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 10-5. - Coops or yards for fowls. All persons raising chickens and other fowls within the city shall keep the chickens and other fowl confined in suitable coops or in yards properly fenced so as to prevent the chickens and other fowl from escaping and running at large. (Code 1966, § 3-6) Sec. 10-6. - Fences and space allocations for livestock and fowl. No person shall maintain livestock or fowl within the city unless the following requirements and space allocations for each animal or fowl are satisfied: (1) Horses, mule, jack, jennet, pony or other animal of like kind. There shall be a minimum enclosed space of 3,000 square feet for each horse, mule, jack, jennet, pony or other animal of like kind kept within the city limits. This 3,000 square feet shall be in addition to the area on which a residence or business structure is located. The shed used for protection against the elements may be located on this plot. Every additional horse, mule, jack, jennet, pony or other animal of like kind that is kept on the same lot must be given an additional 2,000 square feet. Such lot must be enclosed with a suitable safe fence. (2) Cows. There shall be a minimum enclosed space of 4,000 square feet for each cow kept within the city limits of the city. This 4,000 square feet shall be in addition to the area on which a residence or business structure is located. The shed for protection against the elements or used for milking purposes may be located on this plot. Any additional cows will be given 4,000 square feet each. Such lot must be enclosed with a suitable safe fence. (3) Goats and sheep. Each goat or sheep kept in the city limits shall be allowed a minimum enclosed space of 1,200 square feet for stable and lot. This 1,200 square feet shall be in addition to the area on which a residence or business structure is located. Any additional goat or sheep kept on the same lot shall be granted an additional 1,200 square feet per animal. Such lot must be enclosed with a suitable safe fence. (4) Chickens and other fowl. Any fowl lot maintained in the city limits must be large enough to provide a minimum of four square feet per chicken. The chicken house will be allowed to be a part of this area. Suitable wire shall be used as the fence material for chickens. The chicken house must be of such construction as will allow for ease in cleaning and airing. (5) Rabbits. Suitable wire or metal shall be used as fence and hutch material for rabbits. All rabbit hutches must be kept in a sanitary manner at all times, and so constructed as to allow ease in cleaning. (6) Location of lots, pens and coops; cleanliness. The lot in which horses, mules, jack, jennet, pony or other animal of like kind, cows, goats or sheep are kept under provisions of this section shall not be located nearer than 20 feet to the nearest adjoining residence or eating/dining establishment or sleeping facility. Fowl lots maintained under provisions of this section shall not be situated closer than 20 feet to the nearest adjoining residence, or eating/dining establishment or sleeping facility. Rabbit hutches shall not be located nearer than 20 feet to the adjoining residence. All animals, fowl and rabbit shelter or buildings will be thoroughly cleaned at least once per week and will be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition at all times.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=13822&stateId=43&stateName=Texas
    Information Last Updated2010-04-08 11:21:16

    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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