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05/23/2013 Update

Recently the County Board of Supervisors made another amendment to the Rooster Ordinance.  Beginning May 23, 2013 if you have more roosters than allowed by the previous amendment, and you are claiming they are 4-H or FFA animals, that project must be documented and approved by the County 4-H or FFA office, you must live on the property where the birds are kept, you must produce the approved documentation, upon request, by Animal Control.  No longer will claims of having 14 grandchildren, each with 10 roosters, give you a free pass. 

The new amendment also allows Animal Control to enter your property, and inspect your animals, without a search warrant, if they think you have too many roosters.

New Ordinance
4-H Project Documentation

09/14/2011 Update

"All that is needed for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing" 
Edmund Burke

On September 13, 2011 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 (Bill Horn being the only idiot voting "No") in favor of a new ordinance that is aimed at cockfighting.  The new ordinance will limit the number of roosters that someone will be allowed to keep on their property.  Here is a copy of the new ordinance:   New Ordinance

This new ordinance will drastically reduce the numbers of roosters in San Diego County, and in turn, that will drastically reduce the amount of noise (and noise complaints) generated by roosters.  This ordinance does not give Animal Control the power to seize the roosters, but they will be able to cite the owner and if the violations continue the property could be declared a public nuisance then they could seize the birds.  The ordinance only covers the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

To report someone who you believe has too many roosters on their property you can contact: Animal Control   If you are living next to someone with roosters, there are several things you need to look for:  How many roosters to they have?  How many acres do they have? How far away from their house (and your house) are they being kept (must be 50 feet)? How large are the enclosures they are being kept in? 

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