Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rough draft of proposed components for chicken ordinance

We have a 'rough draft' of the components we would like to present as important to our chicken ordinance. We would like to keep things as simple as possible, which will allow room for suggestions from the city staff. Please make any comments/suggestions. We will be posting a poll through facebook over the weekend to see if there are any additional components our members feel are important to include. Here is what we have:

- require permit to allow chicken keeping - limit 100 per year
- 3 chickens per permit, maximum 6 chickens per household
- no roosters
- provide chickens with 'covered evening shelter'
- chickens to be retained in backyards only - behind solid 4 foot structure (wall)
- free range only in backyard area