Before the adoption of Ordinance No. 2012-02, chickens could be raised only on properties classified as farms. According to the zoning ordinance, farms are properties at least 5 acres in size with agricultural activities carried on as a source of income. Ordinance No. 2012-02, however, amended City code to permit chickens to be raised on single-family lots with some restrictions. City Council also adopted Policy No. 2012-02 that establishes rules for the permit process and other matters related to raising chickens. The permit application form can be found here.