At the end of last year Collinsville put together a residential chicken ordinance and I just looked at it for the first time. Here's a few items of interest for those interested in raising chickens or for those who aren't but live near people who have them. This is a pdf so I can't copy or link it, merely quote from it, but the pdf is at the bottom of this link.
- A permit must be obtained from the Department of Community Development and the permit lists a number of items you need to know if you want chickens.
- The minimum number of chickens will be 2 and the maximum will be 6
- 75 permits will be the maximum number for the city and they are viable for 3 years
- Chickens must be located in the rear yard, if there is no rear yard, no permit will be given
- There are coop space dimensions
- No slaughtering allowed and no eggs may be sold onsite
- Chickens are to be defined as female, no roosters allowed.
There have been people in town who have raised chickens for some time and I definitely hear roosters crowing but I do not see anything about grandfathering in any current roosters.