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13.40.040 Livestock Facility Standards.

A.  Required area dedicated to livestock

1.  Chickens and other domestic fowl. Each fowl over 12 weeks of age must be provided a minimum of 10 square feet of usable shelter or pen area.

2.  Rabbits. Each animal over the age of 12 weeks must be provided a minimum of 4 square feet of usable shelter or pen area. A doe and her litter must be provided at least 7.5 square feet of shelter or pen area.

3.  Miniature goats, sheep and pigs. Each of these animals, other than their young under the age of 12 weeks, must be provided a minimum of 200 square feet of usable shelter or pen area.

4.  Miniature horses and standard size goats and sheep. Each of these animals, other than their young under the age of six months, must be provided a minimum of 10,000 square feet of usable shelter or pen area.

5.  Cows, horses and similar large livestock. Each of these animals, other than their young under the age of six months, must be provided a minimum of 25,000 square feet of usable shelter or pen area.

B.  General standards. The following standards must be met to ensure the livestock facility is in good repair, capable of being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, free of vermin, disease, and obnoxious smells.

1.  The health or well-being of the animal must not in any way be endangered by the manner of keeping or confinement;

2.  The livestock facility must be adequately lighted and ventilated;

3.  A replaceable ground cover, appropriate to the type of animal being kept, must be used to reduce smells and flies; and

4.  All food and any materials that attract vectors must be stored in vector-proof containers.

C.  Secure enclosure.

1.  Livestock facilities must be designed and maintained to confine the livestock. Under the livestock keeper’s supervision livestock may be allowed outside of the livestock facility but must stay on the property it is being kept. Livestock may never be allowed to roam at large.

2.  On lots with more than one residential unit, livestock must be confined to the livestock facility at all times.

3.  Adequate safeguards must be made to prevent unauthorized access to the animals by general members of the public.

D.  Setbacks.

1.  Structures in a livestock facility must be located at least 3 feet from side and rear  property lines and at least 10 feet from the front property line.

2 On lots with more than one residential unit, livestock areas must be located at least 15 feet from the walls of all residential units and any outdoor spaces used for activities such as, but not limited to, seating, playgrounds and recreational fields.

E.  Other development standards. If applicable, all development in the livestock facility must comply with the City’s building code and must be consistent with the requirements of any applicable zoning code, condition of approval of a land use decision or other land use regulation.