The Irving City Council voted April 6 to amend the ordinance addressing the raising of chickens and roosters within city limits.
In summary, on land one acre or less, a person must have a minimum of six hens to have one rooster, and residents are allowed up to a maximum of 24 hens plus one rooster, making the total number of chickens allowed 25. On land more than one acre, there is no limit to the number of hens, but there is the required ratio to have a minimum of six hens per one rooster.
The approved ordinance is available for review. The ordinance becomes effective Oct. 3, 2017.