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Any successful Chicken Raisers in Pleasanton, CA?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Country Chick at Heart, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Country Chick at Heart

    Country Chick at Heart Chirping

    Aug 9, 2010
    I'm new to this site and raising chickens on my own - my mom is a long time chicken raiser. I was wondering if anyone in Pleasanton has had any luck with a backyard flock? Meeting the Ordinance requirements, etc. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. boogiedog

    boogiedog Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Oakland hills, CA
    Welcome! I'm over the hill in Oakland. Can't help with Pleasoanton ordinances (check on the website - google city of Pleasanton, and look for anything animal control or animal related. It will give you the details)

    In Oakland the only limitations are no roosters and the coop can't be closer than 20' to any building, school, home. And yes, I have taken advantage of the no limit to number of chickens [​IMG]
  3. Rowell Fowl

    Rowell Fowl Chirping

    May 7, 2009
    SF East Bay Area
    Welcome to BYC and hopefully the wonderful world of chickens (see the following info!). I live in Pleasanton and have been keeping chickens for about 18 months now. As regards the rules and regulations, it seems to all come down to exactly where you live in Pleasanton. When I first looked into getting my girls I called the city to enquire and they firstly asked which street I live on and then came back and asked for the house number as in our street only certain properties are allowed to keep chickens!! Give them a call, they were very helpful and I got the information I needed immediately. I hope it turns out you can go ahead with your plan - fingers crossed for you.

    Once you know, and assuming it's good news I would be more than happy to help if you have any questions. :)
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I just found this for ya, permitted uses of residential areas in the Pleasanton Municipal Code. at http://qcode.us/codes/pleasanton/

    Permitted uses.
    The following uses shall be permitted in the R-1 districts:

    A. One-family dwellings in which not more than two guest sleeping rooms may be used for lodging or boarding.

    B. Raising of fruit and nut trees, vegetables and horticultural specialties.

    C. Temporary subdivision sales offices conducted in accord with the regulations prescribed in Chapter 18.116 of this title.

    D. Accessory structures located on the same site with a permitted use, including private garages and carports, one guesthouse or accessory living quarters without a kitchen, storehouse, garden structures, greenhouses, recreation rooms and hobby areas within an enclosed structure and the following accessory structures and uses located on the same site with a permitted use or with a conditional use which has been granted a use permit in accord with the provisions of Chapter 18.124 of this title:

    1. Emergency standby electricity generator, fuel cell, and/or battery facilities provided that the facilities shall be tested from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday or Sunday only; the facilities shall not be tested for more than one hour during any day and no testing shall be on federal holidays or on “Spare The Air Days” in Alameda County;

    2. Portable, temporary electricity generator, fuel cell, or battery facilities in the R-1-40,000 district;

    3. Photovoltaic facilities.

    E. Private stable for the keeping of two horses on a site not less than 40,000 square feet in area, except that one additional horse may be kept for each additional 40,000 square feet of site areas, provided that no stable shall be located closer than 50 feet to any property line, closer than 50 feet to any dwelling on the site, or closer than 100 feet to any other dwelling.

    F. Household pets including up to six female chickens.

    G. Small family daycare homes.

    H. Second units meeting the requirements in Chapter 18.106 of this title. (Ord. 1930 § 1, 2006; Ord. 1885 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1880, 2003; Ord. 1636 § 3, 1994; Ord. 1126 § 5, 1984; prior code § 2-6.13)
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  5. Country Chick at Heart

    Country Chick at Heart Chirping

    Aug 9, 2010
    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to Boogiedog, Rowell Fowl and Gryeyes! Based upon Gryeyes post of info and Rowell Fowl's suggestion of calling the City I got the info! I am supposed to bring in a proposed coop design and map of the proposed location in my yard into the Planning Department. It's an over the counter approval so no Public Hearing is required which is what a neighbor told me the "old" ordinance required. YEAH! I'm on my way! Thanks again! [​IMG]

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