on Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Des Moines City Council is considering a proposed change to the current urban chicken ordinance. If passed, the new ordinance would:
The current ordinance allows 30 chickens (including roosters) and roosters are handled under the noise ordinance upon complaint (like barking dogs). The current ordinance also states the shelter/coop/cage must be 25 feet from a “dwelling”, so that would be changed to “residence”.
The city council will be discussing the proposed ordinance at the council meeting on Monday, December 4 at 4:30 at 1551 E. MLK Jr. Pkwy. Those who are interested in commenting, are encouraged to attend.