Las Vegas Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Las Vegas?Yes
How many chickens can you have?20
Can you have roosters in Las Vegas?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 25 feet from neighboring property
Application process:Permit required
More information:Las Vegas Sun

Vegas isn’t known for its backyard chicken scene, but it’s a thriving scene nonetheless. Here are the laws related to backyard chicken keeping in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • Up to 20 hens are allowed per single-family residential lot in the city of Las Vegas, with no roosters permitted.
  • The coop and run area for the hens must be at least 25 feet from the nearest dwelling on an adjacent property, and at least 10 feet from the nearest dwelling on the owner’s property.
  • The coop and run must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and must be constructed in a way that prevents rodents, wild birds, and other animals from accessing the hens or their feed.
  • The hens must be provided with adequate food, water, and shelter, and must be kept in a humane manner.
  • Eggs produced by the hens may be consumed by the owner or given away, but cannot be sold for profit.

See other Nevada chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 3/18/23