Provo Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Provo?Yes
How many chickens can you have?Up to 6 (depending on lot size)
Can you have roosters in Provo?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 15 feet from any property line and 6 feet from any dwelling
Application process:Permit required (registration)
More information:Provo City Code

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

  • Number of Hens Allowed: Up to 6 hens are allowed on at least 10,000 square feet of properties.
  • For smaller properties, the number of hens allowed is as follows:
    • 9,000 square feet: Up to 5 hens.
    • 8,000 square feet: Up to 4 hens.
    • 7,000 square feet: Up to 3 hens.
    • 6,000 square feet: Up to 2 hens.
  • Roosters Not Allowed: Roosters are strictly prohibited within the city limits of Provo.
  • Enclosed Area and Coop Requirements:
    • Chickens must be confined within a secure outdoor enclosed area.
    • The enclosed area should include a covered, ventilated, predator-resistant chicken coop.
    • The coop must have a minimum floor area of at least two (2) square feet per chicken.
    • If chickens are not allowed to roam outside the coop, the coop should have a minimum floor area of six (6) square feet per chicken.
    • The coop must be in a rear yard, at least fifteen (15) feet from any property line and six (6) feet from any dwelling.
    • Chickens are not permitted to roam outside the coop or enclosed area.

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Last updated: 11/20/2023