The told me I violated Zoning Ordinance 5.212. That ordinance says:
A. Raising and grazing of livestock, excluding swine, is permitted for a maximum of
one (1) animal per ten thousand (10,000) square feet of open space. The raising of poultry with
the exception of male fowl, is permitted provided they are contained within a fence or cage.
B. All livestock must be contained in a stock type fence and/or corral. Such fence or
corral shall not be permitted closer than one hundred (100) feet from any residence or living
space on an adjacent lot including pool and patio. For corner lots, no such fence or corral shall be
located closer to the side right-of-way line than the principal building.
C. Accessory buildings used specifically for permitted animals, subject to Section
7.300, provided they are located within the area fenced for animals and maintain the same front,
side, and rear yard requirement as provided for the principal building.
We're actually *permitted* to own hens per this code and the inspector has said it *prohibits* owning them. I think he is confused.
We're zoned R1-6, but so are the other neighbors who have chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, horses, etc.
Chicken are not considered Livestock, B pertains to livestock not chickens.