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Keeping Chickens in Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois

Local laws relating to coop/pen size, proximity to residences and roads, noise, sanitation, and zoning restrictions apply in all cities and counties. You’ll also need to check with the local home owner's association, if one exists in the area you’re living in. Many cities require the chickens to be penned at all times. Where roosters are allowed, and where a permit is required to keep poultry, this is mentioned in the list below.


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Hawaii

Chicken keepers in Hawaii are subject to various local laws and ordinances. Anyone wishing to keep chickens in Hawaii cities should cast their eye over the following list first:

Cities in Hawaii that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Hawaii County – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Honolulu – maximum 2 hens.
  • Kailua Kona – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Keaau – no maximum number, roosters allowed.

Locations in Hawaii Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Pukalani
  • Idaho

    If you plan keeping chicken in Idaho, you will be subject to various local laws and ordinances, depending on where exactly you live. Anyone wishing to keep chickens in Idaho's cities and counties should take a look at the following list first:

    Cities in Idaho that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

    • Boise – 6 to 12 per acre depending on zone.
    • Coeur Dalone – no maximum number.
    • Garden City – no maximum number.
    • Hayden – maximum 10 hens per acre, roosters allowed.
    • Idaho Falls – maximum 6 hens.
    • Lewiston – no maximum number.
    • McCall – 6 hens per plot.
    • Meridian – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Mountain Home – maximum 3 hens.
    • Preston – no maximum number, no free-ranging.

    Illinois

    Chicken keepers in Illinois need to be aware of various local laws and regulations. Anyone wishing to keep chickens in Illinois cities should take a look at these lists:

    Cities in Illinois that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

    • Centralia – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Chicago – No maximum number.
    • Decatur – No maximum number.
    • Downers Grove – Maximum 4 hens.
    • Evanston – Maximum 6 hens, permit required.
    • Galesburg – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Jacksonville – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Lombard – No maximum number.
    • Loves Park – No maximum number.
    • Naperville – No maximum number.
    • Oak Park – Maximum 2 hens.
    • Oswego – Maximum of 6 birds, roosters allowed in some zones.
    • Pana – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Plainfield – 10 animals (including chickens) in total allowed.
    • Quincy – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Saint Charles – No maximum number.
    • Springfield – No maximum number, permit required.
    • West Dundee – Maximum 4 hens, permit required.
    • Westmont – No maximum number.
    • Worth – Maximum 2 hens.

    Cities in Illinois Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

    • Athens
    • Beardstown
    • Bloomington
    • Champaign
    • Elmwood Park
    • Fox Lake
    • Lincoln
    • Mommouth
    • Mount Prospect
    • Normal
    • Peoria
    • Rockford
    • Vandalia
    • Wilmette

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    Renee, 27 August 2021

    How can I get an Omlet Eglu coop large with walk in run attachment shipped to Hawaii?


    Nix, 26 August 2021

    Hi there! I see that for Illinois, Champaign is under the "no chickens" list. We can keep chickens in Champaign (both Champaign and Urbana), but not roosters! : )


    Takua, 11 July 2021

    Are chickens allowed in the area 60432 ?


    Beata, 20 May 2021

    Are chickens allowed in shorewood Illinois. We have a .87 acre lot.


    Tawnya, 3 December 2019

    Is it legal to own roosters in Nampa, Idaho