Anchorage Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Anchorage?Yes
How many chickens can you have?3 per 5,000 square feet or 6 total
Can you have roosters in Anchorage?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coop at least 15 feet from property line and neighbors
Application process:Permit required
More information:Animals in Anchorage

In Anchorage, Alaska, the keeping of chickens is allowed under certain conditions. According to the Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) 17.45.010, residents are allowed to keep up to six domestic fowl, including chickens, on their property for non-commercial purposes, as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The chickens must be kept in a coop or enclosed area that is at least 10 square feet in size and is predator-proof.
  • The coop or enclosed area must be at least 15 feet from any residential building on neighboring properties.
  • The chickens must not be allowed to roam freely and must be kept on the owner’s property at all times.
  • The chicken coop and any outdoor area where the chickens are allowed to roam must be kept clean and sanitary to prevent the attraction of rodents and other pests.
  • The owner must obtain a zoning permit from the Municipality of Anchorage before keeping chickens on their property.
  • Roosters are not allowed to be kept within city limits.

Violations of these regulations can result in fines or legal action, so it is important to ensure that all requirements are met before keeping chickens on your property in Anchorage, Alaska.

See other Alaska chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 3/16/23