|Are chickens allowed in Clarksville?||Yes (in certain residential zones)|
|How many chickens can you have?||Up to 8|
|Can you have roosters in Clarksville?||No|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||10 feet from any side property line|
|Application process:||Permit required|
|More information:||Clarksville City Code|
Embark confidently on a poultry farming journey in Clarksville by understanding the pivotal rules and regulations governing chicken raising.
- Number of Chickens: Residents can keep up to 8 domesticated hens (female chickens) on their property of at least 9,000 square feet in the following zones: E-1, R-1, R-1A, R-2, and R-2A.
- Roosters: Roosters are prohibited within city limits.
- Breeding and Slaughtering: Breeding or slaughtering chickens on the premises is prohibited.
- Fenced Chicken Enclosure: All chickens must be kept in a fenced chicken enclosure, commonly known as a chicken run, which must be located in the rear of the property.
- Covered Coop Structure: The chicken enclosure must include a covered coop structure, also known as a henhouse, to provide shelter for the chickens.
- Space Requirements:
- The chicken coop must provide a minimum of 2 square feet of space per chicken.
- The total coop size must not exceed 50 square feet.
- The chicken enclosure must provide at least 6 square feet of space per bird.
- The entire enclosure must not exceed 400 square feet in total size.
- The maximum height allowed for the chicken coop is 10 feet.
- Distance from Property Line: The chicken enclosure and coop must be at least 10 feet from any side property line.
- Minimum Lot Area: The lot area required for keeping domesticated hens must be a minimum of 9,000 square feet.
Stay up-to-date with Clarksville’s backyard chicken rules by directly communicating with officials.
See other Tennessee chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 11/18/2023