Homewood trustees April 25 approved an ordinance permitting chickens to be kept within village limits. Trustees voted
Under the ordinance, residents are allowed to keep a maximum of six hens in restricted backyard settings. Each prospective chicken owner will have to apply for a license, and each henhouse will require inspection. Residents with chickens must build the fenced-in coops at least 30 feet from any buildings on a neighbor’s property, as required by the ordinance.
The owners must sink a fence at least a foot into the ground to ward off predators, among other restrictions.