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Subject to the following conditions, the keeping of chickens, ducks, pigeons, and rabbits, shall be permitted in the R1-10, R1-15, and RA-.5 zoning classifications. In the R1-10 and R1-15 Zones, roosters and fighting cocks are specifically prohibited. In the RA-.5 Zones fighting cocks are specifically prohibited.
The number of animals permitted on a specific parcel shall be determined on the basis of points. Each full acre lot shall equal one hundred (100) animal points. Lots smaller than one acre shall be permitted a proportionate number of points in relation to the percentage of an acre contained in the lot (e.g., 0.25 acre x 100 = 25 animal points).
Type Of Animal Or Fowl
Number Of Points Per Animal
Chickens, rabbits, ducks, and pigeons
(For example, a 0.25 acre lot would be allowed 8 chickens, ducks, pigeons, or rabbits or combination thereof for a total of 8 animals.)
Animal enclosures, including, but not limited to, coops, hutches, or pens, must be located at least five feet (5') from a back or side property line, animal enclosures may not be located in front yards, and no animal enclosure may be located any closer than twenty five feet (25') from a neighboring house.
All requirements of title 5, chapter 2, "Animal Control", of this code shall apply. (Ord. 2011-9, 9-29-2011; amd. Ord. 2017-03, 1-19-2017)