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  • New Windsor New York Chicken Ordinance
    Hi all! I’m reading here that you need at least five acres…is that accurate?!
    • Mamalynseyloo
  • Fort Walton Beach FL
    At the April 5, 2022, BOCC regular meeting, the board unanimously voted to amend the Okaloosa County Land Development Code, Ordinance 91-01, as it...
    • CrazyPjLady
  • South Bend Indiana Chicken Ordinance
    Does anyone know if the 15ft from property line rule applies to allies or just neighboring lots? I'd rather not have to have the coop in the...
    • WaywardKora
  • Lane County Oregon Chicken Ordinance
    I bribe my neighbors with free eggs and try to keep the roo in a dark coop til 8am. This reduces his crowing.
    • ChickyMudder
  • Chino Valley Arizona Chicken Ordinance
    Is this within the City Limits? I know that there areas with a Chino Valley address that are actually county, are those areas also restricted to 4...
    • lindajhumes

Latest reviews

  • Kalamazoo Michigan Chicken Ordinance
    5.00 star(s)
    Sounds about right, I have a print out in the coop with our Kalamazoo, MI Ordinances just in case someone ever questions. I've never had an issue...
    • Unicorn9
  • Portland Maine Chicken Ordinance
    5.00 star(s)
    Thank you! Very helpful information. Update: Portland Maine Chicken Permit repealed in 2017 ARTICLE IV. KEEPING OF DOMESTICATED CHICKENS...
    • Anonymous
  • Santa Clarita California Chicken Ordinance
    5.00 star(s)
    I thought you could not raise Chickens in Santa Clarita, I'm on my way to clucking....
    • SCV_OLD_TIMER
  • Redmond Oregon Chicken Ordinance
    2.00 star(s)
    The link is outdated. See here instead Livestock ordinance. No restrictions for roosters vs hens.
    • Gax000
  • Pasadena California Chicken Ordinance
    3.00 star(s)
    This needs to be updated. https://library.municode.com/ca/pasadena/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT6AN_CH6.20FOLIRE_6.20.031CHNCSH
    • Anonymous

Chicken Laws & Ordinances

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IS IT LEGAL TO KEEP CHICKENS WHERE YOU LIVE? As with any agricultural enterprise, keeping chickens is subject to a variety of often complex laws and regulations. Most towns and cities in the USA have some local law and/or ordinance regarding livestock and poultry in place and no two towns'...
LarryPQ
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Los Angeles California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Zoning restrictions apply Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity (25 ft away from owner's dwelling, 35 ft from other residences), sanitation, noise...
Coopa Cabana
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Dallas Texas Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed No limit found. Rooster must be confined at all times! Roosters Allowed NO!... for almost everyone... This is a direct quote from Dallas animal services FAQ: "Can I have chickens in my...
LarryPQ
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Fort Worth Texas Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 12-50 (depending on size of lot) Roosters Allowed Yes (Maximum 2) Permit Required No Coop Restrictions 50 feet from neighbors City/Organization Contact name Fort Worth, Tarrant County...
LIAlleyCat
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<Brookhaven Town, Suffolk County, New York> Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Not for chickens, but coop may fall into accessory structure rules depending on size. Coop Restrictions...
boehmet
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San Jose California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 (no permit), 10 (permit) or 20 (permit) based on distance to dwellings Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions distance to neighbor dwellings City/Organization...
alicefelldown
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Fresno California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in Fresno Yes Max Chickens Allowed zones AE-20, AE-5, and RA allow 24 hens Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Must not be within forty (40) feet of any residence. City/Organization Contact name...
LarryPQ
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Lincoln Nebraska Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 2 hens or 6 bantams Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Can\\\'t be within 5 feet of neighboring property, 50 feet of neighboring residence, square footage of pen...
cluckin_crazy
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Riverside County California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed not specified for residential purposes Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions must be kept on back lot City/Organization Contact name ·(951) 955-1000...
meburges
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Albuquerque New Mexico Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 15 Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions seem to be covered under regs for shelter for outdoor animals City/Organization Contact name City of Albuquerque...
haleyluna
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Oklahoma City Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed No limit Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions No building or enclosure in which animals are quartered shall be located closer than 200 feet to any dwelling...
eek
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Indianapolis Indiana Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed12 adult (8+ months) fowl (chickens, ducks, quail, and pigeons)Rooster AllowedYes- 1 (must be kept in a coop from dawn to dusk)Permit RequiredNoCoop RestrictionsSubject to general building...
LarryPQ
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El Paso Texas Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 with an annual permit ($35) Roosters Allowed 3 Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Fowl and rabbits subject to permitting shall be kept in a secure pen or enclosure that is at least...
LarryPQ
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Reno Nevada Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in Washoe County Yes Max Chickens Allowed No limit listed Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Must be on your property and overcrowding is prohibited. City/Organization Contact name City of Reno main contact...
vegaschick
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Las Vegas Nevada Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens AllowedNot stated, but must file written and unrevoked consent of any/all neighbors dwelling within 350 feet.Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredNoCoop RestrictionsYes, poultry must be at all times, confined...
jpc2
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Colorado Springs Colorado Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed10Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredNoCoop Restrictions4 sq ft per birdCity/Organization Contact nameColorado Springs Police Department Code Enforcement (719) 444-7891Additional Information...
Coopa Cabana
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Boise Idaho Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 or 12 per acre. Big Sky Neighborhood allows 12 per half acre. Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions none City/Organization Contact name City of Boise Planning and...
Shido Burrito
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Hamilton County and Green Township, Cincinnati, OH Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10/household Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No permit, but a "Certification of Compliance with Suburban Agriculture Coop Restrictions Suburban...
houndit
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Kansas City Missouri Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 15 chickens 4 months or older, or 50 chicks under 4 months of age. And no rooster which crows within 300 feet of any residence or building besides the owners. Roosters Allowed Yes...
LarryPQ
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Orange County Florida Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 30-Orlando adopted the Orange Country rules in 1991 Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity restrictions and sanitation rules apply City/Organization...
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