South Fulton Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in South Fulton?Yes
How many chickens can you have?75 (depending on space)
Can you have roosters in South Fulton?No official rules
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 100 feet from neighboring homes and 15 feet from lot lines.
Application process:No permit required
More information:South Fulton Municipal Code

If you want chickens in South Fulton, you can have them.

In South Fulton, the regulations for backyard chickens include:

  • Zoning limitations. Chicken keeping is only allowed in certain residential zoning districts. Consult the local zoning department to determine if your property is within an approved zone.
  • Maximum number of chickens. Households can have up to 75 chickens but must have 4 square feet of coop space per bird.
  • Roosters permitted. South Fulton does not specify rules about roosters outside of its basic noise/nuisance rules.
  • Location of chicken coops. Coops must be situated in the backyard and maintain a distance of at least 100 feet from neighboring residences and 15 feet from any side or rear property lines.
  • Coop maintenance standards. Keep chicken coops clean, dry, and well-ventilated to prevent health hazards or nuisances.
  • Chickens must be confined. Chickens should be kept within a secure coop or fenced area at all times to prevent them from wandering onto neighboring properties.
  • No commercial activity. The sale of eggs or meat from backyard chickens is not permitted within the city.

To stay in compliance and access the most recent information, contact the appropriate authorities in South Fulton, Georgia, for updates on backyard chicken keeping regulations.

See other Georgia chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/26/24