The basic rule is that you need at least 120,000 square feet (2.75 acres) of land to be allowed any fowl, horses, or livestock. Once you have 120,000 square feet of land, then you are allowed 1 horse or livestock per acre and 20 head of fowl (including chickens) per acre. There are a few exceptions, such as when a property is used principally for agricultural uses. The keeping or raising of hog or fur bearing animals, other than rabbits, is typically not be permitted.
As of October 23, 2014 chickens are allowable on lots less than 120,000 square feet in size with a Zoning Permit for Backyard Chickens. Please view the Planning/Zoning Application page for more details and for a link to the application.
Please contact the Community Development Department if there are any questions at (262) 679-4136.