|Are chickens allowed in Layton?||Yes|
|How many chickens can you have?||The number depends on the lot size|
|Can you have roosters in Layton?||No|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||For lots 20,000 square feet or smaller, 5 feet from all property lines.|
For lots larger than 20,000 square feet, 10 feet from all property lines.
|Application process:||Permit required|
|More information:||Layton City Code|
Prepare yourself for the world of chicken-raising in Layton by grasping the essential rules and regulations.
- Chicken Quantity Limit: The number of chickens you can keep in Layton is determined by the size of your lot:
- For lot areas of 8,000 square feet, you can have one chicken per 1,600 square feet.
- For lot areas of 14,000 square feet, you can have one chicken per 1,400 square feet.
- For lot areas of 20,000 square feet, you can have one chicken per 1,200 square feet.
- City Permit Required: Residents in the R-1-6, R-1-8, R-1-10, and R-S zoning districts must obtain a city permit to keep chickens. However, properties in the R-S zone with one acre or more do not require a permit.
- No Roosters Allowed: Unfortunately, roosters are prohibited in the R-1-6, R-1-8, R-1-10, and R-S zoning districts.
- Coop Requirements: Chicken coops in Layton must adhere to the following guidelines:
- They must be at most seven feet at the roof’s highest point.
- Coops should be restricted to the rear or backyard of a residential property.
- For properties with less than 20,000 square feet, the coop’s pen/run should be at most 120 square feet and situated at least five feet away from all property lines.
- Properties over 20,000 square feet may have a larger pen/run exceeding 120 square feet, but it should be located at least ten feet from all property lines.
Keep an eye on changing city rules for backyard chickens. Reach out to Layton officials to stay updated.
See other Utah chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 11/21/2023