New Haven Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed6
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsYes (see below)
City/Organization Contact name
Additional InformationSection 34. Keeping of hens. (a) Statement of purpose. This regulation is intended to make provision for the limited keeping of female chickens, henceforth referred to as hens, on certain residential properties for the health, convenience and personal enjoyment benefits afforded by such use, in a manner which preserves the quality of life of the surrounding neighborhood. (b) No more than six (6) hens may be kept on any property located in the following residence zoning districts as a non-commercial accessory use: RM-2 RS-1 RS-2 RM-1 (c) The use shall be confined to a fenced enclosure of no more than 200 square feet in area, located in a rear yard. The fenced enclosure shall be at least 25 feet from any street line, at least 15 feet from any residential dwelling and at least five feet from any property line. In the instance that more than one distance requirement shall apply, the greater distance requirements shall apply. (d) Any portion of the enclosure located closer than ten feet to a property boundary or directly visible from a street line at any distance shall be screened by either a fence or a landscaped buffer of at least four feet in height. (e) A building shall be required for the hens. Any building used for this purpose shall be located at least ten feet from any lot line. All such buildings shall be constructed and all food products kept so as to prevent offensive odors and the presence of pests and predators. (f) No hens may be kept inside any structure used for residential purposes. (g) No rooster shall be kept on any property. (h) The keeping of hens shall be conducted in a manner consistent with and in compliance with the Health Code of the City of New Haven. (Ord. No. 1598, § 1, 9-8-09)
Link for more Information
Information Last Updated2010-03-22 00:00:00

NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. Learn more about local chicken laws and ordinances.