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City of Houston: Relax the ordinance so that citizens can raise hens on normal-sized lots.

City of Houston promotes itself as a green, progressive city; however, it is currently illegal to raise hens for any purpose within 100 ft of any adjacent residence. This effectively outlaws chickens inside city limits. The ordinance is an outdated hold-over and not in line with current practices in other sustainability-oriented large cities, like Chicago. Small numbers of hens are quiet and pose no public health threats, unlike other common pets. They do provide a healthy and safe source of fresh eggs and sustainable organic fertilizer for home gardens.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Council Member Andrew C. Burks
  • Council Member Mike Laster
  • Council Member Larry Green
  • Council Member Wanda Adams


Claire Krebs started this petition with a single signature, and now has 1,494 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.