Oregon Chicken Laws

In Oregon, there are several laws and regulations regarding keeping backyard chickens:

  • Zoning regulations: Before keeping backyard chickens, it’s important to check with local zoning laws to ensure that it’s allowed in the area.
  • Number of chickens: Depending on the city or county, there may be a limit on the number of chickens allowed per household.
  • Coop and run requirements: The coop and run should provide adequate space for the chickens to move around and should be secure to protect them from predators. It should also be kept clean to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Nuisance laws: The noise and smell from backyard chickens should not cause a disturbance to neighbors. If the chickens are found to be a nuisance, the owner may be required to remove them.
  • Health regulations: Chickens should be kept in good health and free from disease. Owners should take necessary measures to prevent the spread of diseases, such as proper cleaning and disinfecting of the coop and equipment.
  • Slaughtering regulations: If the chickens are being raised for meat, it’s important to follow all state and local regulations regarding humane slaughter and processing.
  • Permit requirements: Depending on the city or county, a permit may be required for keeping backyard chickens.

It’s important to note that these regulations may vary depending on the specific city or county in Oregon, so it’s always best to check with local authorities before starting a backyard chicken flock.

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Last updated: 4/24/24