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13.40.020 Backyard Livestock.

City Code Section

A.  Chickens and other domestic fowl.

1.  Up to four (4) chickens, ducks, pigeons and/or other similarly sized domestic fowl may be kept on any lot. Up to six (6) small domestic fowl may be kept on lots 10,000 square feet and greater. In addition to these numbers, up to four (4) small domestic fowl under 12 weeks of age are allowed. There is no maximum number on lots 20,000 square feet or greater that allow agricultural uses through Title 33: Zoning, or  that have an approved conditional use.

2.  Geese, turkeys, peacocks, emus and/or other larger domestic fowl that have a tendency to be loud and/or aggressive, may be kept on lots 20,000 square feet or greater that allow agricultural uses through Title 33: Zoning, or that have an approved conditional use. Six (6) geese, turkeys, peacocks, emus or other similarly sized domestic fowl are allowed on lots 20,000 square feet or greater. Two (2) additional animal is allowed for each 5,000 square feet greater than 20,000 square feet.

3.  It is unlawful to have or keep roosters except for agricultural purposes on lots that allow agricultural uses.

4.  It is unlawful to color or dye any fowl under two months of age.

B.  Rabbits.

1.  Up to four (4) rabbits may be kept on any lot. Up to six (6) rabbits may be kept on lots 10,000 square feet and greater. These numbers do not include rabbits under 12 weeks of age that are the offspring of a resident female rabbit. There is no maximum number on lots 20,000 square feet or greater that allow agricultural uses through Title 33: Zoning, or that have an approved conditional use.

2.  It is unlawful to color or dye any rabbit under two months of age.

C.  Miniature goats and miniature sheep.

1.  Up to three (3) miniature goats and/or miniature sheep may be kept on any lot.  Up to five (5) miniature goats and/or miniature  sheep may be kept on lots 10,000 square feet and greater. Nursing offspring that exceed the number allowed may be kept until weaned, but no longer than 12 weeks from birth. There is no maximum number of miniature goats and/or miniature sheep on lots 20,000 square feet or greater that allow agricultural uses through Title 33: Zoning, or that have an approved conditional use.

2.  Upon request from the Director, animal keepers must produce documentation that their animal is a recognized miniature breed and weights no more than100 lbs.

3.  Standard size goats and sheep must meet the standards of Large Livestock Section 13.40.030.

D.  Miniature pigs.

1.  Up to two (2) miniature pigs [commonly referred to as Miniature Vietnamese, Chinese or Asian Potbelly pigs (sus scrofa vittatus)] may be kept on any lot if the pig’s maximum height is no greater than 22 inches at the shoulder and it weighs no more than 150 pounds.

2.  Upon request from the Director, animal keepers must produce documentation that their animal is a recognized miniature breed and weights no more than 150 lbs.

3.  With the exception of Subsection 13.40.020 D.1., it is unlawful to have or keep any live pigs or swine for a period longer than 3 days.

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