Idaho Chicken Laws

In Idaho, laws and regulations related to keeping backyard chickens vary by municipality, so it’s important to check with your local government for specific rules. However, here are some general guidelines:

  • Zoning: Some areas have zoning restrictions on backyard chickens. It’s important to check with your local zoning office to see if backyard chickens are allowed in your area.
  • Property Size: Some municipalities may require a minimum amount of property to keep chickens in your backyard.
  • Roosters: Roosters are typically not allowed within city limits. Check with your local government for specific rules.
  • Number of Chickens: The number of chickens allowed may also vary by location. Some municipalities have a limit on the number of chickens allowed, while others do not.
  • Coop Requirements: There may be specific requirements for the construction and placement of chicken coops. For example, some municipalities may require that coops be a certain distance from neighboring properties.
  • Health and Safety: To prevent the spread of disease and ensure the health and safety of the birds and surrounding community, some municipalities may require regular inspections or health certificates for backyard chickens.
  • Waste Management: Proper waste management is essential for backyard chicken keeping. Some municipalities may have specific rules for disposing of chicken waste.

It’s important to note that these laws and regulations are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check with your local government for the most up-to-date information.

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Last updated: 4/26/24