Rutland Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Rutland?Yes
How many chickens can you have?No limit specified (check with officials)
Can you have roosters in Rutland?Likely no due to noise ordinance
Chicken coop placement rules:Not specified in city code (call the city)
Application process:Permit may be required
More information:Rutland City Code

Thinking on chicken-raising in Rutland? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Keeping Chickens: The city of Rutland allows residents to keep chickens, but the number of chickens permitted is not specified. Please check with the local authorities for more information.
  • Enclosure Requirements: All fowl kept within the city limits must be confined in an enclosure and must not be permitted to run at large.
  • Rooster Restrictions: Roosters are likely not allowed within the city limits due to noise and nuisance ordinances, but contact the city to make sure that applies in your situation.
  • Odor and Nuisance Control: No fowl shall be kept in such a place or manner as to be offensive or cause a nuisance to persons in the vicinity. The buildings and yards shall be deodorized by applying dry earth or some other effective absorbent or disinfectant.
  • Violation Consequences: Violation of the provisions above shall constitute a public health nuisance.
  • Coop Building: Please get in touch with the local authorities for more information about the city’s coop buildings.

Keep up with the changing backyard chicken rules in Rutland. Connect with officials for updated details.

See other Vermont chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 11/24/2023