St. Peters Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in St. Peters?No (except in conjunction with licensed farming operation)
How many chickens can you have?No official limits
Can you have roosters in St. Peters?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops no closer than 50 feet from the farming operation’s property line.
Application process:Permit required (must be licensed farming operation)
More information:St. Peters City Code

Ever wondered about raising chickens in St. Peters? If you’re within city limits, you may be disappointed:

  • Keeping Chickens: No person shall keep chickens, ducks, or other farm animals except in conjunction with a farming operation or riding stable.
  • The number of chickens: City laws have not specified the number of chickens allowed, but you need to check with the local authority.
  • Prohibition of Roosters: Roosters are not allowed due to their noise.
  • Shelter Distance: If you’re keeping chickens in conjunction with a farming stable, no stable, barn, or shed providing shelter for your chicken shall be closer than fifty (50) feet to any property line.
  • Prohibited Activities:
    • Offering chickens as a prize for, or as an inducement to enter any contest, game, or other competition is not allowed.
    • Using chickens as an inducement to enter a place of amusement is prohibited.
    • Offering chickens as an incentive to enter into any business agreement for the purpose of attracting trade is not allowed.
  • Noise Disturbance: The keeping of chickens on residential premises that causes frequent or long continued noise, which disturbs the comfort or repose of any persons in the vicinity, is prohibited. 

The regulations regarding backyard chickens in St. Peters can evolve over time, which is why it’s crucial to get the most recent information from the city officials.

See other Missouri chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 7/3/23