Regulations

With over 90 municipalities in St. Louis County alone, each having their own regulations and procedures governing residential chicken flocks, it can be overwhelming to find out if you can have them and to go through the process to acquire a permit (if needed).

The below information is a helpful tool, but ordinances can change and so we always recommend that you verify with your city before moving forward. If you find that your muncipality has been updated please let us know so we can adjust our information.

If you belong to a neighborhood association, check indentures. If they vary from city ordinance, the more restrictive is to be followed.

Missouri

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We recommend reaching out to your city for further information, they have not made their ordinances in detail available online, here is some additional information we hope that will help.

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We recommend reaching out to your city for further information, they have not made their ordinances in much detail available online, here is some additional information we hope that will help.

See here for ordinance details.

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We recommend reaching out to your city for further information, they have not made their ordinances in detail available online, here is some additional information we hope that will help.

See here for ordinance details.

We recommend reaching out to your city for further information, they have not made their ordinances in detail available online, here is some additional information we hope that will help.

See here for ordinance details.

See here for ordinance details of St. Louis County.

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Allowed

Not Allowed.

Not Allowed.

Allowed, no limits, as long as following by nuisance code. See here for ordinance.

Up to eight hens allowed on 5,500 square feet unimproved land with permit ($30).

Allowed in AG district only.

Not Allowed.

Allowed

Not Allowed.

Allowed on non-urban (NU) and R-1 zoned lots that are 5+ acres. Accommodations possible for smaller lots.

Not Allowed.

Allowed only in Agricultural Zone. See regulations here.

Allowed

Allowed as a farm operation only, with proper zoning. See regulations here and here.

Illinois

Up to 5 hens allowed with permit ($25).

Not Allowed

Allowed with permit ($50, limited to 75 permits total). Limit of 6 hens.

Allowed on limited basis during a 2 year trial period starting in 2018. Permits are $50 the first year and $25/year after.

Not Allowed

Not allowed in city limits

3 hens allowed, included in total pet limit.

Up to 5 allowed with permit ($300). 

Up to six with permit ($25)

Not Allowed

Allowed if zoned Agricultural (unlimited) or Rural Residential (6 hens per acre, limit of 12)

Not allowed.

Four hens allowed with annual permit ($10)

Allowed only in agricultural zone

Not Allowed

Not allowed.

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