Chicken Laws in Dallas, TX?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Pruehito, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Pruehito

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    I was wondering if I am allowed to raise chickens in the more urban area of the city, or at least just hens. I do have a yard for them.
     
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  2. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Chicken Rancher

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    :welcome

    It looks like in Dallas you are allowed hens, and I couldn’t find a limit. Roosters are only allowed in specific cases.

    We’re in the North Tarrant area, where are you in terms of Dallas? The city itself or one of the surrounding areas?
     
  3. Pruehito

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    I live Downtown, in a more quiet neighborhood.
     
  4. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Chicken Rancher

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    So yes those rules would then apply to you. If it would make you feel better, you can always call your city manager or city secretary to double check that there isn’t any special requirements.

    Have you thought about what breeds you will have? Are you looking for reliable layers, or more as pets hens?
     
  5. Pruehito

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    I just want pet hens, laying is also important though. I’m thinking Plymouth Rocks or Freedom Rangers just because I thought they seemed cool.
     
  6. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Chicken Rancher

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    Plymouth Rocks are good layers, Freedom Layers are a type of broiler bird so they aren’t very good in terms of laying.
     
  7. Pruehito

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    Sorry I did not know.
     
  8. littleprairieheartsfarm

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    You are fine, no need to apologize! I just wanted to let you know. If you wanted a bird that looks similar to them but a good layer then you could see if New Hampshire Reds would work better. :)
     

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