Originally Posted by tamiadele
I'm in Gurnee! I don't have chickens yet, but we're looking for land in the Wadsworth area and looking into laws regarding chickens. Lake County allows them, but I don't know if wadsworth/gurnee has separate regulations. Anyone know? Also, where have you had success buying chickens from?
I am in your neck of the woods!
Edited by Pixie - 10/2/15 at 9:32am
The MUNI Code for Gurnee says: "Sec. 14-7. General restrictions on keeping. A minimum of five acres in total area shall be required to keep, maintain, tether, confine or house sheep, horses, cattle, goats, swine, chickens, roosters, ducks, or similar domestic animals anywhere in the village unless otherwise provided in this Code or by ordinance. The shelter for such animals in any structure, whether temporary or permanent, must be set back from all property lot lines a distance of at least 200 feet. This provision shall not apply to rabbits, chickens, ducks or such animals that are kept as pets and are housed in an enclosure or cage. However, it shall be unlawful to keep more than four (4) rabbits, chickens, ducks or such animals at any one time as pets. (Ord. No. 2008-26, § II, 3-17-2008) "
If you are going to find land, try and get something unincorporated. (Then you only have to deal with the county laws- less laws is always better.)
Good luck with the land search.
p.s. (Here is the URL for the codes.... http://www.gurnee.il.us/municipal_code)