|Are chickens allowed in Oklahoma City?||Yes|
|How many chickens can you have?||6|
|Can you have roosters in Oklahoma?||No|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||Coop at least 200 feet from any home or business|
|Application process:||Permit required|
|More information:||Oklahoma City Development Services|
OKC is a great place to be if you’re interested in collecting eggs from your backyard. Here’s a summary of the laws related to backyard chicken keeping in Oklahoma City:
- Residents can keep up to six hens on properties that are at least 7,000 square feet in area.
- Properties smaller than 7,000 square feet can keep up to four hens.
- Roosters are not allowed within city limits.
- Chicken coops and runs must be kept in the backyard and meet certain size requirements.
- Coops and runs must be at least 200 feet from any residential structure on adjacent property.
- Chickens must be kept in a fenced area or enclosed coop at all times.
- Chicken waste must be properly contained and disposed of.
- Property owners who wish to keep chickens must obtain a permit from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
- Chickens are not allowed to be slaughtered within city limits.
Note that these laws are subject to change and it’s always a good idea to double-check with local authorities before keeping backyard chickens.
See other Oklahoma chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 3/18/23