Chapter 5 ANIMALS AND FOWL*
Section 5-93 Enclosures.
(a) Chickens must be kept in an enclosure
or fenced area at all times. Chickens shall be
secured within a henhouse or chicken tractor during non-daylight hours.
(b) Enclosures must be kept in a clean,
dry, odor-free, neat and sanitary condition at all
(c) Henhouses, chicken tractors and chicken
pens must provide adequate ventilation and
adequate sun and shade and must be impermeable to rodents, wild birds and predators, including
dogs and cats.
(d) Henhouses and chicken tractors.
(1) Henhouses and chicken tractors
shall be designed to provide safe and healthy living
conditions for the chickens while minimizing adverse impacts to other residents in the
a. A henhouse
or chicken tractor shall be enclosed on all sides and shall have a roof and
doors. Access doors must be able to be shut and locked at night. Opening windows and vents
must be covered with predator and bird proof wire of less than one (1) inch openings.
b. The materials
used in making a henhouse or chicken tractor shall be uniform for each
element of the structure such that the walls are made of the same material, the roof has the same
shingles or other covering, and any windows or openings are constructed using the same
materials. The use of scrap, waste board, sheet metal, or similar materials is prohibited.
Henhouses and chicken tractors shall be well maintained.
(2) Henhouses, chicken tractors and
chicken pens shall only be located to the rear of the
dwelling or other main structure and may be located in the rear yard required by chapter 29.
(3) Henhouses, chicken tractors and
chicken pens must be located at least ten (10) feet from
the property line and at least twenty-five (25) feet from any adjacent residential dwelling, church,
school or place of business.
(e) Any enclosed chicken pen shall
consist of sturdy wire or wooden fencing. The pen must
be covered with wire, aviary netting, or solid roofing.
(Ord. No. 20549, § 1, 2-1-10)
(Ord. 20549, Added, 02/01/2010)