A. Up to
six (6) domestic hens may be kept on properties zoned and occupied for
single family residential use only.
are prohibited in the Village limits.
person shall slaughter any chickens in the city limits, except for humane reasons.
shall be provided with a covered inside enclosure and an adjacent
covered outside fenced area. The inside enclosure shall provide not less than four square feet of area per hen and the outside fenced area shall provide not less than eight square feet of area per hen.
shall be kept in the enclosure and fenced area at all times.
chickens shall be kept in the rear yard.
enclosures and adjacent fenced area shall be set back:
- Fifty (50) feet from any adjacent occupied residential structure, other than that of the owner; but
- Not less than the minimum property line setback required for accessory structures in the Zoning district.
enclosures shall be constructed and maintained in such a manner as to be free of rodent infestation.
building permit shall be required for all enclosures and applicant cannot be in violation of any other Village ordinance and/or code. The permit fee shall be the same as for a shed.
service to enclosures shall not be provided by an extension cord or cords.
K All feed
and other items that are associated with the keeping of chickens that
are likely to attract or to become infested with rats, mice or other rodents shall be protected in a container with a tightly fitted lid so
as to prevent rodents from gaining access to or coming into contact with them.
areas where hens are kept shall be maintained in a neat and clean manner, free of undue accumulation of waste such as to cause odors detectable on adjacent properties.
person shall allow chickens to produce noise loud enough to disturb the peace of persons of reasonable sensitivity, and it is hereby declared a nuisance and shall be unlawful for any person to allow such nuisance to exist.