Milwaukee Wisconsin Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed4
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredYes
Coop Restrictions
Coop location and design

• Chicken coops shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner, be moisture resistant, and either raised off the ground or placed on a hard surface such as concrete, patio block or gravel.

• Chicken coops and yards shall be constructed so they will not have standing water.

• Chicken coops shall be cleaned of hen droppings, uneaten feed, feathers and other waste daily and as necessary to ensure a health, odor or other nuisance does not exist.

• Chicken coops and yards together shall be large enough to provide at least 16 square feet per chicken. Fenced enclosure space can be added to the coop space to add up to the minimum number of square feet. Coops cannot be taller than 10 feet. Coops cannot exceed 50 sq. ft..

• Enclosures shall not be closer than 25 feet to any residential structure on an adjacent lot. Enclosures shall not be located in the front yard of a dwelling.
City/Organization Contact name[email protected]
Additional InformationDepartment of Neighborhood Services, Environmental and Nuisance Section at 414-286-5441
Link for more Information
Information Last Updated2/11/2013

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