Newark Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Newark?Yes
How many chickens can you have?25
Can you have roosters in Newark?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coop or runway shall be less than twenty (20) feet from the doors or windows of any premises occupied by human beings and 10 feet from property lines
Application process:Permit required
More information:Newark City Code

You can’t have roosters here, but you can have hens. In Newark, New Jersey, backyard chicken keeping is allowed under the following regulations:

  • A permit is required to keep backyard chickens, and the application must include a written consent form from all neighbors within a 200-foot radius of the property.
  • The maximum number of chickens allowed is usually 25, and roosters are not permitted.
  • Coops must be at least 10 feet from any neighboring property line and must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Chickens must be kept in a secure coop or fenced area at all times to prevent escape.
  • Slaughtering chickens on the property is prohibited.
  • Violation of the regulations can result in a fine of up to $1,000 per offense.

Please note that these regulations are subject to change, and it’s always a good idea to check with local authorities to ensure compliance with current laws and regulations.

See other New Jersey chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/27/24