Author Topic: Mobile, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 7 - ANIMALS AND FOWL  (Read 519 times)

Kathy Rayner

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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.).

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Kathy Rayner

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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/
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Angela Fore

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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.
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Kathy Rayner

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Thanks.  I missed the tag on FB.
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