|Are chickens allowed in Greensboro?||Yes (on lots greater than 7,000 square feet)|
|How many chickens can you have?||Up to 20 (depending on lot size)|
|Can you have roosters in Greensboro?||No|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||Coops at least 25 feet from any property line and 50 feet from any principal building.|
|Application process:||A permit may be required|
|More information:||Greensboro City Code|
Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of raising chickens in Greensboro as you delve deeper into the comprehensive aspects that transcend mere rules and regulations.
- Permitted Districts: The city of Greensboro allows residents to keep chickens in all R-3, R-5, R-7, RM-5, RM-8, RM-12, and RM-18 districts.
- Lot Size Requirements:
- Lots less than 7,000 square feet in area are not permitted to have poultry.
- Lots between 7,000 square feet and 12,000 square feet in area can have up to 4 chickens.
- Lots greater than 12,000 square feet in area can have up to 20 chickens.
- Setback Requirements:
- Coops and shelters for poultry must be set back at least 25 feet from any property line and 50 feet from any principal building located on an abutting lot for lots between 7,000 square feet and 12,000 square feet in area.
- Coops and shelters for poultry must be set back at least 50 feet from any property line for lots greater than 12,000 square feet in area.
- Rooster Restrictions: No roosters are allowed within the city limits. Only hens are permitted.
- Coop and Enclosure Standards:
- Poultry must be kept in a secure and sanitary coop or enclosure.
- The coop should provide adequate space and protection for the chickens.
Regulations for backyard chickens in cities can vary over time. Keep informed by reaching out to Greensboro officials for the latest details.
See other North Carolina chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 09/26/2023