Mobile Bay Area Backyard Chicken Club (Alabama, USA)

Mobile Bay Area Backyard Chicken Club => City of Mobile (and other local municipalities) and Chickens => Topic started by: Kathy Rayner on March 25, 2018, 10:37:35 am

Title: Mobile, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 7 - ANIMALS AND FOWL
Post by: Kathy Rayner on March 25, 2018, 10:37:35 am
Sec. 7-14. - Keeping poultry.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain poultry within the city without a permit from the director. No permit will be issued authorizing the keeping of any rooster within a residentially zoned area other than an area zoned as a residential-agricultural (R-A) district. (b) Chickens must be kept in a chicken house, coop, ark, or yard which must meet requirements as set by the director. (c) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any rooster within a residentially zoned area other than an area zoned as a residential-agricultural (R-A) district.
(Ord. No. 07-014-2015 , 2-24-15; Ord. No. 07-096-2015 , 1, 12-22-15)

Definitions according to the City of Mobile Ordinance:

Fowl. For the purpose of this chapter, the term means chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, quail, pheasants and all other fowl kept as a pet or for ornamental purposes.
Poultry. Domesticated fowl (e.g., ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens, etc.).

Title: Re: Mobile, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 7 - ANIMALS AND FOWL
Post by: Kathy Rayner on May 30, 2018, 05:23:20 pm
Luckily, the section against carrying a chicken upside down in public was removed from the updated ordinance.

old-fashioned (and quite comical) ordinances: http://www.mobilebaymag.com/Mobile-Bay/October-2012/Legendary-Laws/
Title: Re: Mobile, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 7 - ANIMALS AND FOWL
Post by: Angela Fore on May 31, 2018, 07:28:59 pm
Thanks for posting these Kathy.  A couple of weeks ago Jesse Feathers posted concerning the City of Mobile Rooster Ban on the FB page.  I posted an article from AL.com that I believe that recapped everything.  I tagged you in the post since you were instrumental in that fight.  I am not sure if you saw it because every now and then someone can tag me and I don't get the notification.
Title: Re: Mobile, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 7 - ANIMALS AND FOWL
Post by: Kathy Rayner on May 31, 2018, 08:41:11 pm
Thanks.  I missed the tag on FB.