That's....hilariously ludicrous. I will make sure to let my 3 hens, who are all piled up nesting together, know that they need to spread out....because apparently they need 1000sq ft each. Have they seen a chicken? Even a bigger breed like an orpington doesn't need 1000sq ft to move around. One of my daughters bedrooms is only 10ft X12ft.... Question though...so what if I have 1000sq ft per bird or yard space, but I house them in a 10ft x 10ft coop? Would I be breaking the law then?
Btw...I'm just up North from you in Sac. I will sign your petition as well.
The way i interpret it, the bigger issue, though somewhat vague, lies in part A. the special district provision requires one acre minimum to keep noncommercial poultry. i dont see anything that addresses property sites under an acre.
A. The raising of poultry, rabbits, and other small animals for non-commercial purposes on a site at least one acre in area, as follows:
an acre is 43k sf, so this provision would theoretically permit more than forty chickens on an acre property, which seems generous. i dont think the code is meant to literally apply to dedicated coop and run space, but it definitely isnt well written.
1. There shall be at least 1,000 square feet of site area for each fowl or animal