Sec. 4.07.001 Keeping of other animals; nuisance conditions
(a) No person shall engage in keeping livestock within the corporate limits of the city, except in conformance with and only to the extent so permitted by this section and the zoning ordinances of the city.
(b) Except as provided by this section, six (6) chicken hens may be permitted in an R-1 or R-2 zoned residence with the following requirements:
(1) The keeping of any chicken hens(s) shall be considered an accessory use to the main building or structure of any property.
(2) Any and all chicken hens so kept shall remain confined in an enclosure to prevent their running at large.
(3) Any such above-described enclosure shall be kept in the rear yard.
(4) Any such above-described enclosure that is less than 200 square feet shall maintain a minimum five (5) foot setback from a side or rear property line. Any such above-described enclosure that is more than two hundred (200) square feet shall be subject to all setback requirements in chapter 40 of this code.
(5) Any and all enclosures or other such shelters provided for said permitted chicken hens shall be of a size sufficient to be conducive to good sanitation, and shall provide adequate and sanitary drainage for the enclosure or shelter.
(6) All litter and droppings resulting from the keeping of permitted chicken hens shall be collected daily in a container or receptacle of such a type that when closed is rat proof and fly tight and said container or receptacle shall remain closed after collection of litter or droppings. Any such litter and droppings so collected shall be disposed of at a minimum of once daily in a manner that complies with all provisions of this code and in such a way as not to permit fly breeding or any other unsanitary condition.
(7) All feed provided for any such permitted chicken hens shall be stored and kept in a rodent and wildlife proof and fly tight receptacle.
(8) Roosters are not permitted.
(9) No keeping of any hen(s) or associated use(s) shall otherwise be permitted which is or would reasonably be injurious to the neighborhood residents or which would interfere with the reasonable use and enjoyment of their property by reason of the emission of dust, smoke, odor, glare, noise, vibration, trash, junk, water spray, or by reason of any condition which would amount to a public nuisance at common law.
(c) Any persons desiring to keep more than six (6) chicken hens at one residence must apply with the director of animal services for a multipet permit in accordance with section 4.01.003 of this chapter. Such persons so applying for a multipet permit must comply with all conditions and have all the rights of appeal as set forth in section 4.01.003 of this chapter. In addition, such persons shall comply with all the conditions of section 40.03.204(11) of the zoning ordinances of the city and any and all other applicable provisions of the zoning ordinances of the city. If a person obtains a multipet permit, such permitted chicken hens shall be maintained in compliance with all conditions set forth in subsection (b) of this section.
(d) The keeping or causing to be kept any livestock, chickens, geese, ducks, guineas, pigeons, rabbits or any other such animals in those areas appropriately permitted by this section or the zoning ordinances of the city in pens or enclosed areas in such a manner as to become offensive to other persons living nearby is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
(e) It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any truck, trailer, or other vehicle that has been used for the hauling of livestock, animals or fowl in a residential area of the city when notified by a city enforcement officer that such vehicle is creating a nuisance due to odors, gases or fumes. Upon such notification, the owner, operator, driver or other person responsible for such vehicle shall move such vehicle to a location outside of any residential area of the city.
(f) All manure and other excrement shall be disposed of in such a manner as to prevent it from becoming offensive to other persons living nearby. It shall be unlawful for any person to transport slop, garbage or other refuse over any alley, street or highway within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of feeding hogs or swine within the city.
(1983 Code, sec. 4-36; Ordinance 2006-O0025, sec. 1, adopted 3/8/2006; Ordinance 2013-O0008, sec. 1, adopted 2/14/2013; Ordinance 2015-O0044, sec. 1, adopted 5/14/2015)