Long Beach, CA

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Population: 455,500

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[edit] Layman's version:

Up to 20 hens allowed per household.  No roosters.  Must be 20 feet from a dwelling and confined.

[edit] The Urban Chicken ordinance on the books:

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Text of municipal code: Chapter 6.20 Fowl, Rabbits and Goats

6.20.020 Fowl--Number restricted.
No person shall keep or maintain more than a total of twenty (20) live fowl or any combination of such animals on any lot or parcel of land within the city.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001)

6.20.030 Fowl--Distance from dwelling.
A. Except as provided in Subsection 6.20.030.B., no person shall keep or maintain any live fowl within the city less than fifty feet (50') from any single-family or two-family dwelling or less than one hundred feet (100') from any hotel or dwelling occupied by, or designed for the occupancy of three (3) or more families.
B. One (1) live fowl may be kept or maintained as a pet on any lot or parcel of land within the city, provided that the pen, coop or other such enclosure for any such pet fowl shall be no less than twenty feet (20') from any structure designed or used for human habitation.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001)

6.20.050 Crowing fowl prohibited.
No person shall keep or maintain or cause to be kept or maintained any crowing fowl.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001)

6.20.070 Fowl--Enclosure sanitation.
Wherever live fowl are permitted to be kept or maintained in the city, no person, so keeping or maintaining such fowl, shall fail at any time to keep the coops, pens or yards wherein such fowl are enclosed in a clean and sanitary condition nor shall fail to remove the manure or other debris from such enclosures daily. No person shall fail to conform to and abide by the rules and regulations of the health department with reference to the keeping of such fowl in such enclosures.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001)

6.20.080 Fowl--Running at large prohibited.
No person shall allow any fowl owned or controlled by such person to run at large.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001).

6.20.090 Fowl--Impoundment--Food and water.
No person shall impound any live fowl unless provision is made by such person for the proper feeding and the furnishing of water to such fowl at intervals not longer than twelve (12) hours apart.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001).

6.20.100 Fowl--Impoundment--Coop size.
No person shall impound any live fowl in a coop which is less than twice as large in floor space or standing room as the total size of all live fowl which may be impounded therein, and which is not sufficiently high as to permit each fowl impounded therein to stand in a natural erect position.
(Ord. C-7781 § 1, 2001).

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