So you want to keep chickens in the city? For all of you Wacoans interested in backyard chicken-keeping – and who want to abide by the rules – here is what the City of Waco Code of Ordinances has to say about the matter:
(a) All fowl and rabbits shall be kept within a pen, coop or hutch. A fenced yard shall not qualify as a pen or coop.
(b) Any person keeping or harboring any animal, other than livestock or fowl, shall locate any pen, coop, hutch, or other housing at least 50 feet from any residence, excluding the residence of the person keeping or harboring the animals.
(Ord. No. 1999-30, § 1, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 2001-53, § 1, 9-18-01)
more info and resources to come soon . . .