|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