Irvine, CA

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Population: 177,500

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[edit] Layman's version:

 Two hens (possibly four?) over the age of four months allowed, kept in a sanitary, odor free enclosure.  No roosters are allowed.

[edit] The Urban Chicken ordinance on the books:

Link to municipal code online: Title 4, Division 5, Chapter 9: Livestock and Poultry

Text of municipal code:

Sec. 4-5-902. Poultry and rabbits.
A. No person shall keep or maintain or cause to be kept or maintained within the corporate City limits poultry in excess of two, or rabbits in excess of two, over four months of age except under the following conditions:
1. Such poultry and animals shall under no circumstances be permitted to run at large but shall be at all times confined within a suitable house or coop with enclosed runway. Under such conditions, the maximum number shall not exceed a total of four poultry and or rabbits.
2. Such house or coop runway shall at all times be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, and shall at all times be free from offensive odors.
B. This section does not pertain to the uses within the AE or A Districts.
(Code 1976, § IV.E-902; Ord. No. 211, § 2, 4-11-78; Ord. No. 83-18, 12-13-83)

Sec. 4-5-908. Keeping of roosters illegal.
No person shall keep or maintain or cause to be kept or maintained within the corporate City limits any roosters. This section does not pertain to the uses within the AE or A Districts.
(Code 1976, § IV.E-907; Ord. No. 83-18, 12-13-83)

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