Corpus Christi Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Corpus Christi?Yes
How many chickens can you have?Not more than 7
Can you have roosters in Corpus Christi?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Must be located in the backyard area at least 25 feet from any existing dwelling or business building
Application process:A permit may be required
More information:Corpus Christi City Code

Corpus Christi is a great place to live AND raise chickens in your backyard:

  • Allowance of Backyard Chicken Keeping: The city of Corpus Christi allows residents to keep chickens on their properties.
  • Limit on Number of Fowl: The number of fowl kept on the premises cannot exceed seven (7).
  • No Profit or Business Use: No profit or business may be derived from the keeping or use of the fowl or eggs.
  • Restriction on Roosters: Roosters may not be present or kept on the premises.
  • Hen House (Coop) Requirements: The fowl must be provided with a hen house (“coop”) located in the backyard area of the premises, and the dimensions of the coop must not exceed five feet in width by five feet in height and five feet in length.
  • Enclosure Specifications: The coop must be surrounded by a six-foot-high, secure, and substantial fenced enclosure that provides adequate space for the fowl to roam, and the fowl are kept in the enclosure at all times.
  • Distance from Dwellings or Businesses: The chicken coop may not be located near twenty-five (25) feet to any existing dwelling or business building owned, used, or maintained by anyone other than the owner and/or keeper.

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Last updated: 4/24/24