Batavia, IL, City Code

Batavia, IL

Urban Livestock

The city's animal control ordinance was amended in 2011 and 2015 to allow up to 8 hens on single-family residential and school properties (the latter prompted by a Montessori School's request). Roosters and slaughtering for other than humane reasons are prohibited. The code lists enclosure standards and sanitation requirements (§5-4B-7). Free registration with the code compliance officer is required (§5-4B-8).

The city's chicken-keeping regulations are summarized in a community development department handout.

Taxonomy Master Topics: Food Systems Policy
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Regulation
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Jurisdiction: Municipality
Community Type: Suburban
Topic: Food Systems
Population Density: 1,000-2,999/square mile
Population Range: 25K to 100K