East Honolulu Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in East Honolulu?Yes
How many chickens can you have?2
Can you have roosters in East Honolulu?Yes (check zoning rules)
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops five feet from lot lines and 20 feet from other structures.
Application process:No permit required
More information:Honolulu ordinances

You can’t have many chickens in East Honolulu, but some chickens are better than none.

It is important to note that East Honolulu is a part of the City and County of Honolulu, and thus, the regulations that apply to the City and County of Honolulu will apply to East Honolulu as well. Always consult local authorities for the most current information, as rules may change.

Backyard chicken keeping in East Honolulu must adhere to these guidelines:

  • Zoning restrictions. Check with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to ensure that your property is zoned for raising chickens.
  • Roosters not restricted. To prevent noise disturbances, roosters may be limited in residential areas, but they are not expressly forbidden.
  • Number of chickens allowed. In most parts of East Honolulu, households are allowed a maximum of two chickens.
  • Coop placement requirements. Coops must be at least 20 feet away from any dwelling, school, church, or other inhabited structure, and at least 5 feet away from any property line.
  • Maintaining clean and secure coops. Coops should be well-maintained, properly ventilated, dry, and provide a safe and clean environment for the chickens.
  • Proper chicken containment. Chickens must be confined within their coop or an enclosed area at all times to prevent them from wandering onto neighboring properties.
  • No commercial activities. The sale of backyard chicken eggs or meat for commercial purposes is not allowed within residential zones.
  • Compliance with Honolulu ordinances. Adhere to all applicable city ordinances and regulations when raising backyard chickens in East Honolulu.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information on backyard chicken keeping in East Honolulu, Hawaii, it is recommended to consult the appropriate local authorities.

See other Hawaii chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/24/23