San Jose, CA or Santa Clara CO

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by iluvwyandottes, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. iluvwyandottes

    iluvwyandottes Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know about the chicken laws here? Not really sure if chickens are legal.
     
  2. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but I did just want to say HI! to you, as I was - as the song goes - "Born and raised in San Jose" [​IMG]
     
  3. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about Santa Clara, but San Jose allows up to 6 of any combination of chickens, ducks, or rabbits, provided there are no roosters, they are kept confined, and are at least 20 feet from residences/neighboring structures.

    Hi! I'm a new San Jose chicken keeper, myself! What area are you in? I'm in the Shasta/Hanchett area of the Rose Garden area, and I'm pretty sure some folks around here even have peafowl, since I have been hearing some calling, lately.
     
  4. iluvwyandottes

    iluvwyandottes Out Of The Brooder

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    this is kinda eastside territory. Grandpa and his freind raised fighting cocks here. But that was 20 years ago?[​IMG]
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    lol hiya! ive been to san jose...im in monterey so howdy neibor [​IMG] and idk....lol i think havin 11 chickens is illegal in monterey but thats never stoped me [​IMG] just playin it safe and no roos [​IMG]
     
  6. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on where you are in Eastside, you might be in San Jose or you might be in county. (I live 5 blocks from the Burbank district, which is county, and they can do a lot of things we can't, over there.) I think county is more liberal than San Jose, with regard to chickens, but I don't know what the specific county regs are. I figure the San Jose regs are a good default to go with, though.
     
  7. starshrike

    starshrike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was another post I replied to regarding chickens in SJ area with a link to the animal ordinances. No roosters and the number is generally 6 for an average size lot. The ordinances are usually by city and not county, so not sure on that.
     

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