Pataskala City Council on Oct. 5 adopted an amendment to the city's ordinances allowing small farm animals to be kept on lots of 5 acres or less.
The ordinance prohibits "roosters, geese, turkeys or other large vocal poultry" on lots of 5 acres or less.
Goats, swine, sheep and other hoofed animals may be kept on lots of 2 to 5 acres and chickens, ducks and rabbits can be kept on lots of 10,000 square feet to 5 acres, with limits on the number of animals that can be kept on one parcel. No more than one beehive can be kept on a lot of 10,000 square feet to 1 acre.
The ordinance also dictates setbacks from neighboring property owners.
City Council voted 6-0 to approve the ordinance. President Dan Hayes was absent.
-- Lori Wince