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File #: 220416    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 5/12/2022 In control: Committee on the Environment
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Animals," to revise certain provisions relating to the ownership of chickens, roosters, and hens; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Green
Indexes: ANIMALS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 22041600.pdf

Title

Amending Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Animals,” to revise certain provisions relating to the ownership of chickens, roosters, and hens; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.

 

Body

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1. Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 10-100. ANIMALS

 

§ 10-101. Definitions.

 

In this Chapter the following definitions apply:

 

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Farm Animal. Any [chicken] rooster, goose, duck, turkey, goat, sheep, pig, cow, or other farm animal, provided such other farm animal presents a public nuisance due to smell and/or noise. Does not include a cat, dog, hen, or horse.

 

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§ 10-103.2 Maximum Number of Hens Allowed.

 

(1)  Except in connection with the operation of a commercial farm or retailer, or unless the Animal Control Agency has granted a waiver pursuant to such regulations as it may establish, no more than the following numbers of hens may be kept on a parcel of land on which a residential dwelling unit is located:

 

(b)  Six (6) hens.

 

(.1)  The hens must be kept in a fully enclosed coop, measuring at least one square foot per hen, and

 

(.2)  There must be an open area (chicken run) of at least 2 square feet per hen. 

 

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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