Kenai Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Kenai?Yes
How many chickens can you have?5 on lots less than one acre; 10 on larger lots
Can you have roosters in Kenai?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coop at least 25 feet from property lines and 50 feet from other homes
Application process:Permit required
More information:Peninsula Clarion

You CAN have chickens in Kenai. Here is a summary of the regulations related to keeping backyard chickens in Kenai, Alaska:

  • Zoning: Chickens are allowed in residential zoning areas within Kenai. However, there might be additional requirements or restrictions for specific neighborhoods or subdivisions, so it’s essential to check with your local zoning department or homeowner’s association.
  • Number of chickens: In Kenai, residents are allowed to keep up to 5 chickens on lots smaller than one acre, and up to 10 chickens on lots larger than one acre. A permit is required for keeping chickens, and there is an annual fee associated with obtaining the permit.
  • Roosters: Roosters are not allowed within the city limits of Kenai due to noise concerns.
  • Coop and enclosure requirements: Chickens must be provided with a clean, dry, and secure shelter. The coop must be constructed and maintained to prevent rodents and other pests from entering. Additionally, the coop and run should provide enough space for the chickens to move around comfortably. Coops must be located in the backyard of the property and meet setback requirements (usually at least 10 feet from property lines and 20 feet from neighboring dwellings).
  • Sanitation and waste management: Regular cleaning of the coop and run is necessary to maintain sanitary conditions and minimize odors. Proper disposal of waste is essential to prevent the spread of disease and avoid attracting pests.
  • Health and welfare: Chickens should be provided with appropriate food, water, and medical care. It is important to be aware of local predators and take necessary precautions to protect the birds.

Always check with the City of Kenai or local officials for the most up-to-date regulations and guidelines, as these may change over time.

See other Alaska chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/2/23