which cities in US allows chickens/hens with or without permit?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by soomi, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. soomi

    soomi In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    zip code 48126
    I am working on preparing a list of CITIES(non-agricultural lands) which allows chickens or fowl.I know the names of following cities.Can anyone help me telling me MORE cities.
    Seattle -3 hens
    SanFrancisco- (city code no: health code,Art.1,Sec 37)No permit for 4 or fewer chicken ;20 ft from any door or window

    Anaheim- (Title 8,ch.8,Art.IV, Div.2,Sec 8-91)Unspecified number of chickens with annual permit fee of 50$

    New Haven -(Title III,Ch.7 ,Sec 7-2) No prohibition on keeping chickens in city; chickens cant roam at large

    Chicago -(Title 7,Ch-7-12,Sec 7-12-300)No prohibition on keeping chickens in city; cannot kill chickens in the city.

    Wichita -Upto 3 fowl without permit; upto 12 fowl with 25$ fee for annual permit.

    San Antonio -(Chapter5 ,Art.V , Sec. 5-109)
    The total number of domestic fowl(chickens) allowed at a residence is five. More chickens need a permit.

    Houston ((Ch;6.Art.II Sec.6-38 )7 or fewer chickens with permit ONLY if person under doctor’s orders for fresh chicken eggs.
    and I know about Ypsilanti ,An Arbor and Lansing too.

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    The Wichita law was changed recently to allow up to 5 hens without a permit and up to 12 with a permit. It did used to be 3 without.
  3. soomi

    soomi In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    zip code 48126
    thanks [​IMG]
  4. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    The entire parish of Lafourche, in Louisiana, may have any farm animal, including fowl, provided they are fenced in and unable to roam onto streets; with the exception of the corportion city limits of Golden Meadow, which no farm animals are allowed......not right.
    Those towns include:
    Fourcheon, Leeville, Golden Meadow (non-incorporated areas), Galliano, Cut Off, Larose, Valentine, Lockport, Mathews, Raceland, Bayou Blue and Thibodaux
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  5. AZKat

    AZKat Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona allows chickens without a permit. The relevant sections of the city code are below:

    (A) Except as specified in Section 11-3-2, 11-3-3, and 11-4-3 of this Code, no more than a total of ten (10) rodents or fowl or a combination of rodents and fowl shall be kept upon the first one-half (1/2) acre or less; for each additional ten (10) head of rodents or fowl, an additional one-half (1/2) acre of land is required. For areas larger than two and one-half (2-1/2) acres, the number of such rodents and fowl shall not be limited. (4845)

    It shall be unlawful to keep fowl, rodents, livestock, horses, or mules in an enclosure within a distance of less than forty feet (40') from another person’s residence, dining, or sleeping quarters that was constructed before the construction of such animal enclosure. (4845)

    (E) No fowl, rodents, livestock, horses, or mules shall be cooped, stabled, or confined in any building within seventy-five feet (75') from any residence, dining, or sleeping quarters of any other person than the owner. (4845)(F) All fowl, rodents, livestock, horses, and mules shall be kept in suitable enclosures and shall not be permitted to run at large. (4845)

    (A) The droppings of chickens or other fowl or rodents must be removed from the enclosure at least twice weekly. (4845)

    (B) Adequate fly-tight containers approved by the City Manager or his designated representative for the storage of fowl or rodent excreta must be provided unless the droppings are completely removed from the premises twice weekly. (4845)

    (C) Water and feed troughs must be provided. (4845)

    (D) Feeding vegetable or meat waste or garbage shall be exclusively in containers or on an impervious platform. (4845)
  6. soomi

    soomi In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    zip code 48126
    great information rb and azkat. Very helpful.[​IMG]
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Tempe Az allows up to five hens for every single family house. In the agricultural zone there are no limits on poultry. All noise and other ordinances apply. The city has no permit fees for animals. The county requires that dogs be vaccinated for rabies and licensed.

  8. soomi

    soomi In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    zip code 48126
    thats an awesome information.Wow. THAANNNNKS. [​IMG]
  9. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    San Jose, California...
    - allows up to 6 chickens [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    - roosters are prohibited when they are more than 4 months old

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