The Right to Keep Backyard Chickens

Arizona Residents, YOU HAVE A VOICE!

Managing the FlockCall your AZ State Legislature and SUPPORT SB1151. SB1151 is Az’s Chicken Law that simply allows anyone in a single family detached home to keep chickens… and it may not pass. Click HERE for our list of state legislators. Tell the AZ State Legislature you want the right to keep chickens and support SB1151.

 
Channel 12 news talks about why need to keep chickens in our backyard.

SB1151 Actual Wording

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: Section 1.    Title 9, chapter 4, article 6.1, Arizona Revised Statutes is amended by adding section 9-462.09, to read:

9-462.09. Backyard fowl regulation; prohibition; exceptions; state preemption

A. A MUNICIPALITY MAY NOT ADOPT A ZONING ORDINANCE THAT PROHIBITS A RESIDENT OF A SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENCE FROM KEEPING FOWL IN THE BACKYARD OF THE PROPERTY.

A MUNICIPALITY MAY:
1. RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF FOWL THAT A RESIDENT OF A SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENCE MAY KEEP IN THE BACKYARD OF THE PROPERTY.

2. PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT A RESIDENT OF A SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENCE FROM KEEPING MALE FOWL, INCLUDING ROOSTERS, UNLESS THE MALE FOWL IS INCAPABLE OF MAKING NOISE.

B. THE PROPERTY RIGHTS OF PROPERTY OWNERS IN THIS STATE ARE OF STATEWIDE CONCERN. THIS SECTION PREEMPTS ALL LOCAL LAWS, ORDINANCES AND CHARTER PROVISIONS TO THE CONTRARY.

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amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises laying hens.
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  1. Thank you for posting Amy. Our facebook fan page is
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