Philadelphia Pennsylvania Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, zoning restrictions apply.
City/Organization Contact nameCity of Philadelphia (215) 686-3250
Additional Information Chicken are only allowed on lots that are greater then 3 acres. The city code reads. § 10-112. Keeping Farm Animals. 23 (1) No person shall keep a farm animal anywhere except: (a) at a licensed slaughterhouse or commercial retailer of live animals sold to be killed for use as food; (b) if the animal was purchased to be killed for food and is kept for no more than 24 hours; (c) at a zoological park; (d) at a veterinary hospital or clinic; (e) at an animal shelter; (f) at a circus or other licensed entertainment venue; (g) at a facility used for educational or scientific purposes, such as schools and laboratories; or (h) on a parcel of real property of 3 or more acres, provided this subsection (h) shall not apply with respect to pigs.
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Information Last Updated2010-03-31 11:55:50

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