Delaware Chicken Laws

According to Delaware state law, there are regulations on keeping backyard chickens that must be followed. Here are the key points:

  • The maximum number of chickens allowed varies by jurisdiction, so it is important to check with your local zoning board.
  • Roosters are generally not allowed, as they can create noise disturbances for neighbors.
  • Chickens must be kept in a secure coop or enclosure to prevent escape and to protect them from predators.
  • Coops and enclosures must be kept clean to prevent odors and attract rodents.
  • Chickens must have access to clean water and adequate food.
  • Manure must be composted or disposed of properly.
  • Chickens cannot be kept in areas zoned exclusively for residential use.
  • It is important to follow any additional regulations or restrictions set by your local jurisdiction.

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