Honolulu Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Honolulu?Yes
How many chickens can you have?2
Can you have roosters in Honolulu?No
Chicken coop placement rules:At least 10 feet from any neighboring residence and at least 5 feet from the property line
Application process:Permit required
More information:Honolulu City Code

This is a basic summary of the laws related to backyard chicken keeping in Honolulu, Hawaii:

  • Honolulu, Hawaii allows residents to keep chickens on their property for non-commercial purposes, but they must obtain a permit from the Department of Planning and Permitting before doing so.
  • Chicken coops must be set back at least 10 feet from any neighboring residence and at least 5 feet from the property line.
  • Chicken coops must be designed to prevent the escape of chickens and must be predator-proof.
  • Roosters are not allowed.
  • 2 is the usual limit to the number of hens a resident can keep, but the number must be reasonable and consistent with the size of the property.
  • Chicken owners are not allowed to sell eggs or meat produced by their chickens.
  • Chickens must be provided with a clean and sanitary environment, including clean water and food, and adequate shelter from the elements.
  • Chicken owners are responsible for maintaining their coop and keeping it clean to prevent the accumulation of waste and pests.
  • The city may conduct periodic inspections of chicken coops to ensure compliance with regulations.

It is important for chicken owners in Honolulu to obtain the necessary permits and comply with these regulations to avoid fines or legal action.

See other Hawaii chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/24/23