Brattleboro Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Brattleboro?Yes
How many chickens can you have?No limit specified in city code (check with city officials)
Can you have roosters in Brattleboro?Not specified (check with city)
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 50 feet away from neighboring dwellings
Application process:City approval required
More information:Brattleboro City Code

Considering urban chicken farming in Brattleboro? See applicable rules and guidelines below.

  • Permitted Number of Hens: The Brattleboro City Code doesn’t appear to specifically mention chickens, but there is evidence that chickens have been approved for many residents. Check with the city for final approval of your chicken flock plans.
  • Prohibition of Roosters: Roosters are likely not allowed to be kept in Brattleboro due to nuisance and noise rules.
  • Safe and Sanitary Coop: Hens must be kept in a safe and sanitary coop. The coop must be located at least 50 feet away from neighboring dwellings.
  • No Free Roaming: Chickens cannot roam freely within the town. They must be kept within the confines of their designated coop and run areas.
  • Proper Disposal of Chicken Manure: Chicken owners are responsible for collecting and disposing of chicken manure properly and hygienically.

Stay informed on Brattleboro’s backyard chicken rules. Check with officials for recent updates.

See other Vermont chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 11/24/2023