High Point Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in High Point?Yes
How many chickens can you have?Up to 5
Can you have roosters in High Point?No
Chicken coop placement rules:At least 40 feet from any neighboring dwelling
Application process:A permit may be required
More information:High Point City Code

Living in High Point and thinking about raising chickens? Learn the essential rules and regulations below.

  • Number of Hens: Residents can keep up to 5 hens per dwelling.
  • Rooster Prohibition: Roosters are prohibited within the city limits of High Point.
  • Coop and Pen Location: The coop and pen must be situated at least 40 feet away from any neighboring dwelling or structure used as a house.
  • Maintenance Requirements: The enclosure must be kept clean and sanitary to ensure the chickens’ well-being and prevent any potential nuisances.
  • Commercial Sale Restrictions: Commercial sale of chickens or chicken products, with the exception of eggs, is not permitted in High Point.
  • On-Premises Slaughtering: The slaughtering of chickens on the premises is allowed under specified conditions. It is essential to comply with these regulations when performing any slaughtering activities.
  • No Animals or Fowls Running at Large: It is unlawful for any person owning or controlling any animal or fowl to allow them to run at large within the city. Responsible confinement and control of the backyard chickens are required.

The regulations on backyard chickens in High Point can change, so stay updated by contacting city officials.

See other North Carolina chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 4/24/24