Hi wordsofpower, Following you will find the LA regulations dealing with animals. Chickens are not a problem as long as they are 20' away from your house and 35' away from your neighbor's house and you have a license for them. Keep Backyard Chickens With Class in MOTHER'S Mini-coop Chickens in the City Chicken (and Dog) Regulations for Selected Cities Los Angeles, CA: Up to three "Chickens may not be within 20 feet of owner's residence, and must be at least 35 feet from any other dwelling." http://www.motherearthnews.com/library/2003_Febuary_March/Building_Mother_s_Mini_Coop Title 10 ANIMALS Chapter 10.28 LICENSES FOR OTHER ANIMALS 10.28.060 License -- Required for certain activities and animals -- certain animals exempt. A license is not required for the keeping of the following animals for personal use [chickens not on list]: 1. Canaries; 2. Chinchillas; 3. Chipmunks; 4. Finches; 5. Gopher snakes; 6. Guinea pigs; 7. Hamsters; 8. Hawks; 9. King snakes; 10. Marmoset monkeys; 11. Mynah birds; 12. Parrots, parakeets, amazons, cockatiels, cockatoos, lories, lorikeets, love birds, macaws, and similar birds of the psittacine family; 13. Pigeons; 14. Ravens; 15. Squirrel monkeys; 16. Steppe eagles; 17. Toucans; 18. Turtles; 19. White doves; 20. Tropical fish excluding caribe; 21. Domesticated mice and rats. http://ordlink.com/codes/lacounty/index.htm City of Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL REGULATION 40.03-Exceptions page 19 (b)-No person shall keep any rabbit, hare, chicken, rooster, gamecock, turkey, guineahen, peacock, goose, duck, pheasant or other fowl (except pigeons) closer than the following distances: 1. Within 20 feet of the dwelling or residence of the owner of said animals or poultry. 2. Within 35 feet of any other dwelling, residence or living quarters provided that any crowing rooster, gamecock, turkey, guineahen, peacock, goose, duck or other fowl capable of loud crowing or like noise, shall not be kept within 100 feet of any dwelling, residence or living quarters of persons other than their owner. http://www.laanimalservices.org/permitbook.pdf PET LICENSES [look for your zip code] http://www.laanimalservices.org/DogLicense.htm Contact your local animal service for more info: http://www.laanimalservices.com/Regional.htm Additional Link of Interest BackYardChickens http://www.backyardchickens.com/about.html I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please post a clarification request and wait for me to respond before closing/rating my answer. I haven't been able to confirm the limit of three chickens as suggested in the Mother Earth News article, so I would suggest phoning your local animal service before reducing the number. Thank you, hummer Google Search Terms Used: los angeles residential regulations poultry ordinance property within the city limits
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