Auburn WA chicken rules?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by WoolMonkey, May 26, 2011.

  1. WoolMonkey

    WoolMonkey New Egg

    May 26, 2011
    I've trying to figure out how many, if any, chickens I can have in Auburn, Wa. The city muni code itself doesn't seem to specify for livestock/fowl. Does that mean it falls under the county code? Can anyone in Auburn who has chickens share the rules? We're looking at buying a house that's on 4.77 acres, but is zone R5 (5 dwellings per acre).

    Thanks from a pre-owner!
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington


    Keeping of livestock (excluding goats and swine), fowl and rabbits; provided, that there shall not be more than one horse, cow, donkey or other large animal, or four small animals such as sheep, or 12 poultry, rabbits, or similar size animals per each acre of enclosed usable pasture or roaming area. This acreage requirement is in addition to the minimum lot size requirements of the zone5

    I say it looks like you are in business......
  3. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2012
    Auburn, Washington
    Thanks for posting this, I'm afraid we jumped before looking. Thank goodness we have enough room to prevent a future problem.
  4. Betty Buff

    Betty Buff Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2013
    Auburn, WA
    I am moving to Auburn in the next week, from San Diego, and I had my fingers crossed that I could keep my girls! We have 3 chickens. Good to know, thanks!!
  5. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Buckley washington
    Let me know when you get up here! I'm just up the road from you near Enumclaw :)
  6. Betty Buff

    Betty Buff Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2013
    Auburn, WA
    We arrived all intact! Not sure if my girls are going to get us in trouble though...pesky HOA's...hehe Oh well.

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