What are the Mt.vernon Illinois City Ordinaces For Backyard Chickens?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by TheBackyardFarm, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. TheBackyardFarm

    TheBackyardFarm New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    I Was Wondering What The City Ordinances For Backyard Chickens Are In Mt.Vernon Illinois Because I Am Planning To Raise Some Chickens.
  2. Ameisen

    Ameisen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    I'm more used to Chicagoland ordinances (Mt. Vernon is St. Louis area), but the only relevant thing in the code I could find is:

    SECTION 13.5
    No person shall have or keep any cattle, hogs, sheep or goats or other animals within the City in such manner as to create any offensive smell or noise or to create any condition dangerous to the health of the public.

    So, you can probably keep them or pretty much anything. I'd check with the city.

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