Oklahoma City Chicken Laws

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