Abilene, TX Proposed Rooster Ordinance

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by F106A, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. F106A

    F106A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    Texas Big Country
    I have had my small flock here in Abilene for just short of one year. I did my research before I built the brooder, bought my chicks, etc., etc., and swear I saw a city ordinance on the city's web site saying no roosters. Okay. No problem.

    Well, a couple days ago there was an article in the local paper saying the city is proposing a ban on roosters on city property less than one acre, and that on properties larger than that they would have to kept at least 50 feet away from the property line. The story indicated there has not been any previous restrictions on roosters.

    Huh? I went back to the city web site after reading the story in the paper, and could not find the original passage I saw last year.

    I don't know. Maybe I was imagining it, but I could swear they said we could not have roosters in the city limits.

    Then this morning I read the city is postponing the proposal. [​IMG]

    Danged if I know now, but for the record I am rooster free. If anyone has roosters here now, apparently it's okay.
  2. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Things that make you go, "Hmmmmmm?" Curiouser and curiouser.

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