|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