Arlington Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Arlington?Yes
How many chickens can you have?4 to 25 (depending on lot size)
Can you have roosters in Arlington?No
Chicken coop placement rules:50 feet from the nearest habitation
Application process:Permit required
More information:Arlington City Code

Interested in the world of urban chicken farming in Arlington? Master the crucial guidelines for a successful poultry project.

  • Maximum number of chickens:
    • 4 chickens on properties of 1/2 acre or less.
    • 10 chickens on properties of at least 1/2 acre but less than 1 acre.
    • 25 chickens on properties of 1 acre or more.
  • Roosters: Roosters are prohibited in all areas except agricultural zoning.
  • Pen requirements:
    • All chickens must be kept in a secure and sanitary pen.
    • The pen must be located at least 50 feet from the nearest habitation.

Stay updated on Arlington’s evolving backyard chicken rules; contact officials for the most current information.

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Last updated: 11/19/2023