It is unlawful for any person to keep, possess or have in his control in the town any cattle, horses, goats, sheep, mules, swine, hogs, poultry, fowl, or birds of any kind for a longer period than twelve (12) hours, except as otherwise provided in this title. This section does not apply to tracts of land in excess of five (5) acres utilized by persons engaged in farming and ranching. Provided, that this section shall not prevent the keeping of miniature pigs in conformity with section 6-1-5 of this chapter. (1995 Code title 4 § 1.1.6)