Reno Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Reno?Yes
How many chickens can you have?12
Can you have roosters in Reno?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Must not be visible from street
Application process:Permit required
More information:Reno City code

Want to start raising chickens in Reno? Make sure you’re well informed about the rules and regulations that you’ll need to abide by.

  • Residents can keep up to 12 fowl, including chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.
  • Chicken coops must be located at least 100 feet from any public street, park, or school.
  • Chicken coops must be kept in the rear yard and cannot be visible from the street.
  • Roosters are not allowed in Reno, as they are considered a nuisance.
  • To keep chickens in Reno, you must obtain a permit from the City.

Additional Tips for Keeping Chickens in Reno:

  • Make sure your coop is secure to prevent predators from getting in.
  • Feed your chickens a balanced diet of grain, vegetables, and grit.
  • Provide your chickens with plenty of fresh water.
  • Clean your coop regularly to prevent the spread of disease.

The rules governing backyard chickens in cities can change over time. To remain informed, contacting Reno officials for the most up-to-date information is important.

See other Nevada chicken ordinances

Last updated: 07/26/2023