Can I keep chickens on my property?

Yes, No more than 8 hens may be kept on any single parcel of property in a residential neighborhood. Any structure used to contain the chickens must be a minimum of 50 feet from any residence, business or commercial establishment or office, school, hospital or nursing home. No rooster shall be kept within 150 feet of the same locations listed. 

Yards, pens, coops, sheds, or other enclosures must be maintained to not give off any offensive odors or attract other insects or animals that endanger public health, safety or welfare, or to create a public nuisance per section 6-26 of the City Ordinance.

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1. Does the City of Denton have a leash law?
2. Do I have to pick up my dog’s poop when I walk them?
3. What can I do about my neighbor’s dog that barks and howls all the time?
4. Do I have to vaccinate my pet?
5. Do I have to register my pet?
6. What is the cost to adopt an animal?
7. Can I keep chickens on my property?