|Are chickens allowed in Edmond?||Yes|
|How many chickens can you have?||Up to 30 (depends on lot size)|
|Can you have roosters in Edmond?||No|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||Coops at least 5 feet from side or rear property lines and 40 feet from any dwelling unit other than your own.|
|Application process:||Permit may be required|
|More information:||Edmond City Code|
Interested in starting your own chicken flock in Edmond? Take the time to learn about the particular prerequisites and guidelines first:
- Number of Chickens:
- A single-family residential lot less than 14,520 square feet: Maximum of four chickens.
- Lot of 14,520 to 30,000 square feet: Maximum of six chickens.
- Lot of 30,000 square feet to one acre: Maximum of eight chickens.
- Lots above one acre:
- Excess of One (1) to two (2) acres: Maximum of twelve (12) chickens.
- Excess of Two (2) to Three (3) acres: Maximum of eighteen (18) chickens.
- Excess of Three (3) to Four (4) acres: Maximum of twenty-four (24) chickens.
- Excess of Four (4) to Five (5) acres: Maximum of thirty (30) chickens.
- Roosters are not allowed within the city limits.
- Coop and Run Requirements:
- Chickens or laying hens must be kept within a designated coop and run.
- The coop and run must be located in the rear or backyard of the property.
- Coop and run should not be located in the side or front yard.
- Coop and run must be attached and located at least five (5) feet from any side or rear property line.
- Coop and run must be located at least forty (40) feet from any dwelling unit other than the owner/occupants.
- Additional Regulations:
- Chickens or laying hens must be kept in the coop from dusk until dawn.
- There must be one nest box for every four (4) chickens or laying hens.
- Coops should be predator-resistant, and any open walls or windows must be designed and screened to prevent access by predators.
- The minimum size for a coop should be four (4) square feet per chicken or laying hen.
- The minimum size for a run should be eight (8) square feet per chicken or laying hen.
Contact Edmond officials for the most recent information on backyard chickens, as their regulations may evolve.
See other Oklahoma chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 10/03/2023