West Fargo Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in West Fargo?No
How many chickens can you have?None
Can you have roosters in West Fargo?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Not applicable
Application process:Not applicable
More information:West Fargo City Code

If the prospect of tending to chickens in West Fargo captures your interest, you may be disappointed to learn about the city’s rules regarding backyard fowl:

  • Chickens Currently Not Allowed: The City of West Fargo does not allow chickens on property within city limits, except when held in shipping pens for shipment to market or elsewhere.
  • Potential Changes Under Consideration: The city’s commission is considering allowing chickens within city limits. Please check with the city’s local authorities for updates regarding this ordinance.
  • Restrictions on Running at Large: Chickens in West Fargo are not allowed to roam freely. If chickens are permitted, they must be kept in a secure coop or run that prevents them from escaping.
  • Contact the Planning Department: If you are interested in keeping chickens in West Fargo, it is recommended to contact the city’s planning department. They can provide you with information about the current ordinance and any potential changes that may be forthcoming.

Given that cities can modify their rules regarding backyard chickens, it’s essential to contact West Fargo officials to obtain the most current information.

See other North Dakota chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 09/28/2023