Stillwater Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Stillwater?Yes
How many chickens can you have?Up to 6
Can you have roosters in Stillwater?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 25 feet from any dwelling unit on an adjoining property and 5 feet from any side or rear yard property line.
Application process:Permit may be required
More information:Stillwater City Code

If raising chickens in Stillwater sparks your interest, make sure you’re doing everything in compliance with city rules before you begin:

  • Number of Hens: Residents can keep up to six hens in their backyards. 
  • Roosters are not permitted.
  • Egg Usage: Eggs produced by the hens must be for the personal consumption of the owner/resident. Commercial marketing of eggs is prohibited.
  • Coop Requirements:
    • The coop must be constructed in a manner that can be secured to protect the hens from predators and withstand adverse weather conditions.
    • It must provide no less than two square feet of floor space per hen, be well-ventilated, and include roost capacity and nesting boxes consistent with the number of hens kept.
  • Outside Enclosure:
    • A separate outside enclosure must be attached to the coop.
    • The enclosure must be of sufficient size and dimension to provide a minimum of ten square feet of ground space per hen.
    • It must be constructed of metal wire or similar material to permit the unimpeded flow of air and sunshine through the enclosure area.
    • The enclosure must have a sufficient height and density to prevent the escape of the hens during occupancy.
  • Proximity Restrictions:
    • The coop and run must not be closer than 25 feet to any dwelling unit on an adjoining or neighboring property.
    • It must also not be located closer than five feet from any side or rear yard property line.
  • Cleaning Requirements: The coop and run must be cleaned daily to prevent the accumulation of unconsumed food, fecal matter, bedding, or nesting material.

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Last updated: 10/4/2023