|Are chickens allowed in Lancaster?||No|
|How many chickens can you have?||None|
|Can you have roosters in Lancaster?||No|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||Not applicable|
|Application process:||Not applicable|
|More information:||Lancaster City Code|
Delve into the fascinating aspects of raising chickens in Lancaster, where knowledge goes beyond the boundaries of rules and regulations.
- Prohibition of Chickens and Livestock: The city of Lancaster strictly prohibits keeping chickens or livestock within its limits. This regulation applies to all types of poultry, including roosters.
- Roosters are not allowed.
- Permitted Sale of Poultry Meat: While backyard chicken keeping is not allowed, poultry meat is permitted within Lancaster. However, individuals must obtain a license to engage in the sale of poultry meat.
- Allowance for Cage Birds: Despite the ban on chickens and livestock, residents of Lancaster are allowed to keep a limited number of cage birds within the city limits. Each household can maintain up to 6 cage birds, provided they comply with the applicable zoning and housing regulations.
To stay informed about Lancaster’s latest backyard chicken rules, connect with local officials for up-to-date information.
See other Pennsylvania chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 10/28/2023