East Providence Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in East Providence?No
How many chickens can you have?0
Can you have roosters in East Providence?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Not applicable
Application process:Permit required
More information:East Providence City Code

Are you keen on embarking on chicken farming in East Providence? Wait a minute — it’s likely not allowed:

  • No fowl is allowed within the city unless under special conditions set by the animal control officer.
  • No hens, ducks, or domestic fowl can roam freely within the city limits.
  • Disturbing noises are prohibited, regardless of whether the fowl is licensed. This includes howling, yelping, barking, or any other noise that annoys or disturbs neighbors. Roosters are specifically not allowed.

If you have obtained permission from the animal control officer to keep chickens in East Providence, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Maintain a clean and odor-free environment. Regularly clean the chicken coop and the surrounding area to prevent unpleasant odors and minimize the risk of attracting pests.
  • Provide adequate space. Ensure your chickens have enough space in the coop and outdoor run to move around comfortably.
  • Secure the coop. Construct a predator-proof coop and run to safeguard your chickens from potential threats such as predators and thieves.
  • Proper feeding and watering. Offer your chickens a well-balanced diet suitable for their age and purpose. 

Keep up with the latest info about backyard chickens in East Providence by contacting local officials, as rules can change over time.

See other Rhode Island chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 10/29/2023