Tuscaloosa Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Tuscaloosa?Yes
How many chickens can you have?4 on lots less than 15K square feet; 8 on larger lots
Can you have roosters in Tuscaloosa?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coop at least 20 feet from property lines and 50 feet from other homes
Application process:No permit required
More information:Tuscaloosa municipal code

In Tuscaloosa, 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 15,000 square feet, a maximum of four hens is allowed. For lots larger than 15,000 square feet, up to eight hens are allowed.
  • Coops and runs must be located at least 20 feet from any property line and 50 feet from any residence on an adjacent lot. 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: 4/27/24