Fort Wayne Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Fort Wayne?No
How many chickens can you have?0
Can you have roosters in Fort Wayne?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Not applicable
Application process:Not applicable
More information:Fort Wayne Community Development (Ordinance Did Not Pass)

Fort Wayne came close to getting a new chicken ordinance approved in 2017, but ultimately, the city council voted it down. That means you’re out of luck if you want to raise backyard chickens in Fort Wayne.

See below for more information on raising backyard chickens in Fort Wayne:

  • Number of chickens allowed. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, residents cannot keep chickens in their backyard.
  • Rooster restrictions. Roosters are not permitted within city limits.
  • Slaughter limitations. The slaughtering of chickens is not permitted on residential properties within the city limits.
  • Homeowners’ Association (HOA) rules. Residents should check with their HOA to ensure that backyard chickens are allowed under their specific community guidelines. In some cases, HOA regulations may supersede city rules.

For the most up-to-date and reliable information on keeping backyard chickens in Fort Wayne, it’s recommended to consult the relevant local authorities.

See other Indiana chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/26/24