Williamsville residents would be allowed to raise up to six chickens on their property under a proposed law being considered by the Village Board.
Residents seeking to build a chicken coop would be subject to 14 conditions, including approval of a special-use permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
In addition, coops must be at least 15 feet from any property line and feed must be stored in secure, rodent-proof containers.
The proposed law is modeled on the Town of Amherst's 2013 law allowing chickens. A public hearing on the proposed law is scheduled for June 11 during the Village Board's regular meeting.
The issue was raised in February, when a village resident approached the board expressing an interest in raising chickens.