Keeping of chickens on residential lots less than five acres.Chickens may be kept and maintained on single-family residential lots as an accessory use on lots less than five acres, provided a zoning permit is first obtained from the Zoning Officer, and subject to the following requirements: No person who rents the property where chickens are proposed to be kept or maintained may obtain a zoning permit without first receiving written permission from an owner of the property.A high school diploma or the equivalent is required; a bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of related sales experience is preferred.
The run shall be attached to the coop such that chickens are at no time outside of both the coop and run.
The fenced chicken run shall be well drained so that there is no accumulation of moisture.
The floors and walls of the chicken shelter or coop shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, with all droppings collected at least weekly.
On properties that are rented, and the tenants are keeping the chickens, the zoning permit shall terminate on change of tenant.
Applicants for a zoning permit for the keeping of chickens shall present as part of the zoning permit application proof of an education class on the keeping of poultry.