Tennessee Chicken Laws

In Tennessee, backyard chicken keeping is regulated at the local level, so requirements can vary depending on the city or county. However, there are some general guidelines and regulations that backyard chicken owners should be aware of:

  • Roosters are typically prohibited in residential areas, as they can be noisy and aggressive.
  • The number of chickens allowed may be limited depending on the size of the property.
  • Chicken coops must be constructed in a way that provides protection from predators and allows for proper ventilation.
  • Coops and outdoor areas must be kept clean and free of odor to prevent attracting pests and creating a public nuisance.
  • Chickens must be provided with adequate food, water, and veterinary care, and must be kept in good health to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Chicken owners must comply with any local zoning ordinances and obtain any necessary permits before keeping chickens on their property.

It’s important for backyard chicken owners in Tennessee to check with their local government to ensure they are in compliance with any specific regulations or restrictions in their area.

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