Amend Belton, TX city ordinance regarding chicken keeping

Amend Belton, TX city ordinance regarding chicken keeping

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Jordan Mapes started this petition to Belton City Council

I propose to amend the current city ordinance in regards to keeping backyard chickens.

Ideally, I would love to simply amend the current legislation to lower the minimum distance to 20 feet and allow birds to forage within their own yard.

However, if that isn't approved, I've also thought of an amendment that includes some restrictions that would allow neighbors and chicken owners alike to both come to a compromise.

Proposal B:

Amendment should be applicable only for persons who CANNOT meet the current minimum 50 ft regulation. 

I propose a new minimum distance. Any chicken enclosure should be housed at least 20 feet from neighboring dwellings

I propose chickens be allowed to forage or free range WITHIN their own property if the owner so wishes

I propose the maximum allowable amount of birds be set at 10

All feed will be secured within a lidded container

Only ONE rooster will be allowed with notification to neighbors. This aids in predator prevention and flock safety. This provision also allows the owner time to rehome a rooster, without fine or repercussion, if they've accidentally acquired one through raising chicks. 

A run will be available in the event that chickens need to be contained

A waste disposal system will be in place to prevent accumulation of odors. This could include bagging and trashing, composting, etc. 

Coop will allow at least 2 square feet per bird

Run will allow at least 8 square feet per bird

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