Chicago Illinois Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowedunlimited, but only as pets and for eggs
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsMust be of a "humane" and adequate size for the animals, also, must be clean and sanitary
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Additional Information7.12.300: No person shall own, keep or otherwise possess, or slaughter any sheep, goat, cow or the young of such species, poultry, rabbit, dog, cat, or any other animal, intending to use such animal for food purposes. <-- link to the entire municipal code The focus is on maintaining a clean, humane coop, not being a noise nuisance, and not keeping chickens for slaughter.
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Information Last Updated2010-03-17 00:00:00

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