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How do I find out the city laws?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by StarLover21, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

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    How do I find out if chickens are legal or not? In a city 'FAQ' it says this:

    •Q: My neighbor has a dog that barks all the time and a rooster that crows. Can he keep chickens in his yard? What can be done?
    A: Noise violations are enforced by the Police Department. Contact the Police Department at the non-emergency number @ 940-349-8181. You will reach a recording offering several options. Please select “Duty Officer” for assistance. Complaints and inquiries regarding animals should be directed to Animal Control at 940-349-7594.
     

  2. Chemguy

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    Have you checked the 'sticky' at the top of this forum? Info wasn't available for my area, so I called the code enforcement (aka zoning) office. They were very helpful! Around here, chickens are OK, but not if they pose a health threat, or are a nusiance (noise, smell).
     

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