Lafayette Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Lafayette?Yes
How many chickens can you have?No official limit
Can you have roosters in Lafayette?Yes
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 25 feet from other dwellings.
Application process:No permit required
More information:Lafayette municipal code

Before embarking on raising chickens in Lafayette, make sure you have a good understanding of the rules and regulations you’ll need to follow.

  • Any resident of Lafayette who owns a single-family home or duplex is allowed to keep an unlimited number of chickens. Apartments and condominiums may not be allowed to have chickens.
  • Chickens must be kept in a coop that is located at least 10 feet from any property line and 25 feet from any neighbouring house. The coop must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, and it must be equipped with a nesting box for each chicken.
  • Chickens can eat a variety of food, including table scraps, kitchen scraps, and commercial chicken feed. However, they should not be fed meat or dairy products.
  • Chickens are not allowed to make excessive noise. If a neighbour complains about the noise from your chickens, you may be required to take steps to reduce the noise, such as moving the coop to a different location or installing soundproofing material.
  • In addition to the restrictions listed above, there are a few other things to keep in mind if you are thinking about keeping chickens in Lafayette.
    • You are not allowed to sell the eggs from your chickens.
    • You are allowed to keep roosters.

Backyard chicken rules in cities can change over time. It’s essential to get in touch with Lafayette officials for the most up-to-date information. 

See other Louisiana chicken ordinances

Last updated: 05/29/2023