Riverton Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Riverton?Yes
How many chickens can you have?12
Can you have roosters in Riverton?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops 15 feet from property lines.
Application process:Permit required
More information:Riverton City Code

Envisioning a chicken coop in Riverton, Wyoming? Check out the essential rules before you start your urban farming venture.

  • Chickens and/or ducks are allowed within the city limits
  • Limited Quantity: Keep up to 12 chickens per owner on your premises, ensuring a manageable and enjoyable experience.
  • Varied Purposes: You can keep chickens and/or ducks for educational purposes, scientific exploration, companionship, exhibitions, or personal consumption.
  • No Roosters or Drakes: Please note that roosters and drakes are not allowed within the city limits.
  • Distance from Property Lines: The enclosure, fence, or pen housing your chickens must be positioned at a minimum of 15 feet away from property lines of neighboring residences. An exception is possible if the neighboring residents provide written consent.
  • Spacious Living Quarters: Each individual chicken must have a living space of no less than 9 square feet, with a ceiling height of at least 2 feet, ensuring their well-being.
  • Sanitary Conditions: Ensure the coop and outdoor enclosure are consistently maintained in a sanitary condition, free from any offensive odors.

Ensure compliance with changing backyard chicken rules in Riverton—get the most recent info from local officials. 

See other Wyoming chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 08/16/2023