Huntsville Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Huntsville?Yes
How many chickens can you have?No limit
Can you have roosters in Huntsville?Yes
Chicken coop placement rules:Coop at least 150 feet from any home other than yours
Application process:No permit required
More information:Huntsville Municipal Code

In Huntsville, Alabama, backyard chicken keeping is allowed, but there are specific regulations that must be followed:

  • Only hens are allowed. Roosters are prohibited due to their noise level.
  • The number of hens allowed varies based on the size of the property. For lots less than 1/2 acre, a maximum of six hens is allowed. For lots larger than 1/2 acre, up to 12 hens are allowed.
  • Coops and runs must be located at least 25 feet from neighboring residences and public rights-of-way. They must also be kept clean and free of rodents.
  • Chicken waste must be disposed of properly and not allowed to accumulate in a manner that creates a public nuisance.
  • Chickens must be provided with appropriate food, water, and care to maintain their health.
  • Chicken slaughtering is not allowed on residential property.

It’s important to note that these regulations may be subject to change, and it’s always best to check with local authorities to ensure that you are following the most up-to-date laws and regulations.

See other Alabama chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 10/24/22