Utah Chicken Laws

Here’s a summary of the laws and regulations related to keeping backyard chickens in Utah:

  • Zoning laws and regulations vary by city, so it’s important to check with your local government before keeping backyard chickens.
  • The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food regulates poultry health in the state.
  • Poultry owners must comply with biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of disease. These measures may include limiting visitors to your property, sanitizing equipment and facilities, and monitoring for signs of illness in your flock.
  • If you have 3 or more chickens, you must register as a backyard poultry owner with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
  • Roosters are allowed in some areas but not in others, so it’s important to check with your local government.
  • Chickens must be provided with proper shelter, food, water, and care.

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