Chickens (roosters are not permitted) may be kept outside of any residence in the R-1, R-2, R-3, R-R, V, and PDH zoning districts (residential districts). They may also be kept outside of any residence on lots smaller than 5 acres in the A-2, A-3, Ru, R-A, and PRR zoning districts (agricultural districts). All are subject to the requirements of Sec. 23-5.3.2(f), Sec. 23-4.14(1:4), and Sec. 23-5.2.3(6) of the Zoning Ordinance. The number of chickens allowed is based on the size of the property, up to a total of 6 chickens. Please note that for lots in these agricultural districts which are 5 acres or larger, the keeping of chickens is permitted as “agriculture” and is not subject to these requirements.
Those interested in keeping chickens should complete and submit the Application for Keeping of Domestic Laying Hens as Accessory Use. An approved “Coop Certificate” is required in order to keep chickens.