Garden City, Kansas Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes, with restrictions Max Chickens Allowed "The maximum total number of permitted fowl allowed to be owned or
kept on an individual lot is one (1) animal (fowl) per five hundred (500) square feet of
lot size, rounded down, but in no event shall the total number of permitted fowl on any
lot exceed six (6)."
Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions
Numerous. see below for wording on coops
"In addition to the other requirements of this chapter that specify standards
applicable to the keeping of animals, any person who owns chickens or ducks
shall provide a coop or other similar shelter and adequate laying boxes, and
roosts for the chickens or ducks. Such shelter shall be screened or walled in a
manner that allows the chickens or ducks to be reasonably protected from
(ii) The coop shall be a minimum of three square feet in size per chicken or duck if
the birds have a fenced outdoor run, or 10 square feet per chicken or duck if the
birds do not have a fenced outdoor run.
(iii) A minimum of one square foot of laying box space shall be provided per three (3)
chickens. Each laying box will contain adequate clean bedding material such as
hay or other similar soft material.
(iv) One 8” or larger roost is required per chicken. Ducks do not require roosts.
(v) Coops shall be constructed in a manner that is consistent with the requirements
of the city’s Supplemental Development Standards for Accessory Structures in
Articles 21 and 22 of the city Zoning Regulations. No coop shall be located closer
than five (5) feet from any neighboring property line.
(vi) In the event that a mobile coop is utilized, the coop shall be kept in compliance
with all city ordinances that apply to the outdoor storage of property.
(vii) A coop shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition to prevent the
unreasonable accumulation of waste or any other noxious substances, noxious
odors or the presence of vermin."
City/Organization Contact name unknown Additional Information Finney County also has restrictions on fowl not within city limits. This information can be found at same website but click on the county Reg Link instead Link for more Information
chose the city regulation link.
Information Last Updated April 16, 2013
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