QUESTION:  Is it possible for a resident in our gated neighborhood to have and raise roosters or chickens?


ANSWER:  Nope.


The relevant CCR item is Article XVII, Pets:


No animals, livestock, poultry, exotic or dangerous pets of any type (i.e. pit bulls, boa constrictors, ferrets, etc.) that may pose a safety or health threat to the community shall be raised, bred or kept on any Lot except for cats, dogs, or other generally recognized household pets of a reasonable number provided that they are not kept, or maintained for any commercial purposes and provided further that no more than a total of three (3) adult animals may be kept on a single Lot.  Adult animals for the purpose of these covenants shall mean and refer to animals one (1) year or older.


All such animals shall be kept in strict accordance with all local laws and ordinances (including leash laws), and in accordance with all rules established by The Springs at Stone Oak Owners Association.  It shall be the responsibility of the owners of such household pets to prevent the animals from running loose or becoming a nuisance to the other residents.



These periodic CCR messages intend to remind residents of The Springs of the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR’s) that apply to all Springs residents solely by our election to live in this community. The purpose of the CCR’s is to maintain specific standards for the good of us all, as articulated in their definition:

“THE SPRINGS AT STONE OAK is encumbered by these Restrictive Covenants for the following reasons: to seek to achieve the best and highest use and most appropriate development of the property; to protect lot owners against improper use of surrounding lots; to preserve so far as practical the natural beauty of the property; to guard against the erection of poorly designed or proportioned structures of improper or unsuitable materials; to encourage and secure the erection of attractive improvements on each lot with appropriate locations; and to secure and maintain proper setbacks from streets and adequate free space.”

If you are a Springs resident who has misplaced your copy of the CCR’s, or are a new resident who wasn’t provided a copy by the previous owners or your realtor, you can view (and download in Adobe Reader [.pdf] format) the complete Springs CCR’s and By-Laws at the Consolidated Bylaws and CCRs section of this website, located in the Pages & Links tab.