Hawaii Chicken Laws

Here’s a summary of the laws and regulations related to keeping backyard chickens in Hawaii:

  • Zoning: Backyard chickens are allowed in many residential areas in Hawaii, but local zoning regulations may apply. It is important to check with your local government to determine if there are any restrictions.
  • Number of Chickens: The maximum number of chickens allowed per property varies by city and county. In Honolulu, up to five hens are allowed per single-family dwelling unit or lot, while in Maui County, up to 20 chickens are permitted on lots greater than one acre.
  • Roosters: Roosters are generally allowed in Hawaii, but some municipalities may have noise restrictions that prohibit them.
  • Coops and Runs: Coops and runs must be predator-proof, well-ventilated, and clean to prevent disease and pest infestations. They should also provide adequate space for the number of chickens you keep.
  • Slaughtering: Slaughtering chickens is allowed on your own property, but there may be regulations regarding the disposal of waste and methods used. It is important to check with your local government before slaughtering chickens.
  • Health: Chickens must be kept in good health and free of disease. Regular veterinary check-ups are recommended.
  • Waste: Chicken waste must be properly disposed of, and composting is recommended.
  • Permitting: Some municipalities require permits to keep backyard chickens, while others do not. Check with your local government to determine if a permit is necessary.

It’s important to keep in mind that regulations may change, so it is recommended to stay up-to-date with any changes in the laws before keeping backyard chickens in Hawaii.

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