Notwithstanding any other section of this code, it shall be lawful for a natural person to raise chickens and rabbits on premises used as their primary residence under the following conditions:
   (A)   A permit to raise chickens and/or rabbits shall be issued by the Village of Oreana before any animal husbandry activities are undertaken and must be obtained an annual basis. The permit fee shall be $20 per year. There may be a maximum of one permit holder for a primary residence. The permit holder shall take notice that a permit may be revoked or the village may refuse to issue a permit should any activity associated with raising chickens or rabbits not be in compliance with this section or other
laws or regulations of the State of Illinois.
   (B)   Failure to comply with any provision of this section or any applicable section of the Revised Code of the Village of Oreana shall result in a fine of a minimum of $75 per day.
   (C)   Chickens and rabbits may not be raised for sale or for any commercial purposes. All eggs, meat, offspring and byproducts, must be consumed/used by the family members living at the primary residence or may be given away or disposed of in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Village of Oreana and State of Illinois.
   (D)   Accumulations of waste and byproducts are not allowed. Waste and byproducts must be regularly disposed of or utilized in a permitted manner to avoid creating a nuisance.
   (E)   Excessive odor, noise or inhumane treatment of animals are hereby declared nuisances under this code and subject to the fine as specified in division (B) of this section.
   (F)   Inhumane treatment includes, but is not limited to the following:
      (1)   Failing to provide a sufficient quantity of good quality, wholesome food and water;
      (2)   Failing to provide adequate shelter and protection from the weather. A shelter must have four sides, a roof, floor, and bedding. The shelter shall be placed to provide shade from the sun and protection from the weather;
      (3)   Failing to provide veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering; and
      (4)   Failing to provide other humane care and treatment.
   (G)   Limitation of the number of animals kept.
      (1)   Chickens.
         (a)   Persons keeping chickens for egg production may keep a maximum of eight hens. Absolutely no male animals (cocks or roosters).
         (b)   Persons keeping chickens for meat production may have fowl of either or both sexes. All cockerels must be slaughtered/harvested before reaching 12 weeks of age. A maximum of 12 fowl may be kept at any one time.
         (c)   A person combining egg and meat production may at no time have more than 18 birds of any age.
      (2)   Rabbits.
         (a)   No more than two breeding age bucks and five breeding age does may be kept at any one time. Breeding age is defined as rabbits six months of age and older.
         (b)   Rabbits not used as breeding stock shall be slaughtered/harvested before they reach the age of four months.
   (H)   No pen, hutch, coop or other structure used in animal husbandry shall be located less than 30 feet from the boundary line of an adjoining property owner or no less than 50 feet from an adjoining residence or business which ever distance is greater.
   (I)   All chickens and rabbits must be kept in enclosures that allow at least four square feet of indoor space per adult animal and shall be kept in rear or side yards.
   (J)   No chicken or rabbit shall be allowed to run at large within the Village of Oreana.
   (K)   Permits under this section shall not be issued to residents of multiunit (more than two units) apartment buildings.
(Ord. 2016/11/15-2, passed 11-15-2016)