Kahului Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Kahului?No (in residential zones)
How many chickens can you have?0
Can you have roosters in Kahului?No (in residential zones)
Chicken coop placement rules:Not applicable
Application process:Not applicable
More information:Maui County Code

Kahului isn’t a very chicken-friendly place — unless you want to keep your flock in a non-residential zone.

Kahului is located in Maui County, so the rules and regulations that apply to Maui County are relevant to Kahului as well. Keep in mind that regulations can change over time, so consult local authorities for the most up-to-date information.

For backyard chicken keeping in Kahului, take note of these guidelines:

  • Check zoning laws. Contact the Maui County Planning Department to verify if your property’s zoning permits keeping chickens. Chickens are not allowed in Maui County residential zones.
  • Number of chickens allowed. Chickens may be kept on certain non-residential properties, but the total number allowed is not specified.
  • Rooster restrictions. Roosters are generally not permitted near residential zones to avoid noise disturbances.
  • Coop location and setbacks. Chicken coops must be located at least 25 feet away from neighboring inhabited structures and a minimum of 5 feet from property lines.
  • Keep the coop clean. Make sure your chicken coop is well-ventilated, clean, dry, and provides a safe and healthy environment for your chickens.
  • Containment of chickens. Chickens must be confined to their coop or a securely enclosed area at all times to prevent them from wandering onto neighboring properties.
  • Prohibition of commercial sales. Selling eggs or meat from backyard chickens for commercial purposes is not allowed in residential zones.
  • Adherence to local ordinances. Follow all relevant local ordinances and regulations when raising backyard chickens in Kahului.

To obtain the most recent and accurate information on backyard chicken keeping in Kahului, Hawaii, it is recommended to consult the appropriate local authorities.

See other Hawaii chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/24/23