Kenosha Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Kenosha?Yes
How many chickens can you have?4
Can you have roosters in Kenosha?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 25 feet from neighboring structures and in backyard.
Application process:Permit required
More information:Kenosha City Code

Considering backyard chickens in Kenosha? Learn all about the vital dos and don’ts for happy hens.

  • Number of Chickens: You can maintain a delightful flock of up to four chickens on your property.
  • Annual License: To raise chickens in Kenosha, you’re required to obtain an annual license. The fee for this license is $200.
  • Property Use: Remember that the primary purpose of your property must be a single-family dwelling
  • Coop Location: Place your chicken coop at least 25 feet from any neighboring residential structures. 
  • Coop Size: The coop must have a floor space of at least 16 square feet per chicken. Additionally, a watertight covering must shield a minimum of 3 square feet within the coop.
  • Confinement: Maintain the safety of your chickens and your community by keeping your birds within their coop or a fenced enclosure. 
  • No Roosters: While roosters can be charming, they’re not permitted within Kenosha city limits. 
  • Rear Yard Keeping: Keep all chickens exclusively in your rear yard, per the Zoning Ordinance. This maintains a tidy and organized neighborhood appearance.

Ensure Kenosha’s backyard chicken rules compliance by contacting officials for the most current information.

See other Wisconsin chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 08/22/2023