Monica asked in PetsBirds · 2 months ago

Can I have chickens near Restaurant?

I'm about to open a Convenience store/small kitchen in Texas.  I am outside city limits and its nothing but country out here.  My kids wanted to bring their 12 chickens here so we built a coop about 15ft away from the building.  They are all caged in. Do any of yall know if this is okay to have,  will it pass an inspection? 

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  • 1 month ago

    That poor chicken!! 

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you run out of fried chicken you can always get some chicken from the coop near your restaurasnt.

  • 1 month ago

    Should be alright (unless there are local laws that dicatate otherwise).

    You probably might want to put some security measures in place though, as there's a couple of popular Texas based YouTubers that keep chickens, and they've had no end of teething problems with Raccoons, Possums, Bobcats, Fox's + possibly even snakes trying to get in after their chickens.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ICUZD1xUI

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  • 1 month ago

    no you have to go to farms and buy them

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  • 2 months ago

    That depends on local zoning. You are going to have to be especially vigilant to insure that the chickens can't get out but, more important, that predators can't get in. Don't rely on chicken wire and remember that many predators can dig.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What does your city, town, county say about live stock near establishments that sell cooked or prepared food?

    Pets of course need to be near your residence, not your business, even if it is zoned for what would normally be considered livestock. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    These things differ from one jurisdiction to the next so you might want to consult your local health department or code enforcement department on this matter.

    Offhand I would suspect that it is a violation of several health codes not to mention the second thoughts your customers might have about eating there,,, kind of the way one would think twice about dining at a Chinese buffet next door to a pet store.

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