§ 12.115  CHICKENS.
   (a)   Limitation on the number of chickens. No shall keep on any single-family or two-family residential property more than four total hen chickens. This is in addition to the maximum of four or .
   (b)   Three or more dwelling unit properties. Chickens are not allowed on properties with three or more dwelling units.
   (c)   No roosters. No shall keep roosters, or adult male chickens, on any property within the city.
   (d)   No cockfighting. Cockfighting is specifically prohibited within the city.
   (e)   No slaughtering. The slaughter of chickens is prohibited on residentially used or zoned properties.
   (f)   Ownership occupancy. The of the chickens shall live in the dwelling on the property.
   (g)   No breeding. The raising of chickens for breeding purposes is prohibited on residentially used or zoned properties.
   (h)   No chickens in dwellings or garages. Chickens over the age of four weeks shall not be kept inside of a dwelling or garage.
   (i)    and requirements. Chickens shall be properly protected from the weather and predators in a or , and have access to the outdoors in an or fenced area. The and/or shall meet all of the following requirements:
      (1)   Applicable building and zoning requirements of Chapter 15, 19 and 21;
      (2)    and must be set back a minimum of 30 feet from the property lot line;
      (3)   A must be situated closer to the chicken dwelling than to any of the neighboring dwellings;
      (4)   A must be set back a minimum of 50 feet from any dwelling on an abutting parcel;
      (5)   The and must be located in the rear or side yard and set back at least 50 feet from any adjacent street;
      (6)   A shall not exceed 120 square feet in size and shall not exceed six feet in height;
      (7)   An shall not exceed 20 square feet per bird, shall not exceed six feet in height, and shall have protected overhead netting to prevent attracting predators and other animals running ;
      (8)   An may be constructed with wood and/or woven wire materials that allow chickens to contact the ground; and
      (9)   The and must be constructed in a workmanship-like manner to deter rodents and predators; and
      (10)   The and must be screened from abutting residential properties in the form of a solid privacy fence of at least six feet in height constructed according to the fence standards of § 21.301.08.
   (j)   Prevention of nuisance conditions. Owners shall care for chickens in a humane manner and shall prevent nuisance conditions by ensuring the follow conditions are met.
      (1)   The and are maintained in , and in a and sanitary manner free of vermin and objectionable odors.
      (2)   Feces and discarded feed is regularly collected and stored in a leak-proof container with a tight-fitting cover to prevent nuisance odors and the attraction of vermin until it can be disposed properly.
      (3)   Chicken feed shall be stored in leak-proof containers with a tight-fitting cover to prevent attracting vermin.
      (4)   Composting of feces and discarded feed must comply with requirements of § 10.05 (3).
      (5)   Chickens shall be secured inside of a from sunset to sunrise each day to prevent nuisance noise and attracting predators.
      (6)   Chickens shall remain in either the or at all times and shall not run .
      (7)   The shall be winterized to protect the chickens in cold weather.
   (k)   Sale of or eggs. cannot advertise the sale of chickens or eggs and must comply with all requirements and performance standards for home businesses in § 21.302.13 and all State Department of Agriculture requirements for the sale of eggs.
(Ord. 2010-28, passed 11-1-2010; Ord. 2015-18, passed 6-22-2015; Ord. 2015-33, passed 11-16-2015; Ord. 2019-35, passed 9-23-2019)