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Keeping Chickens in Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada

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. If roosters are allowed, and if a permit is required to keep poultry, this is mentioned in the list below.


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A Buttercup hen

Missouri

Chicken keepers in Massachusetts are subject to various local laws and ordinances. Anyone wishing to keep chickens in Massachusetts' cities should take a look at the following list:

Locations in Missouri that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Branson – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Columbia – maximum 6 birds, roosters allowed.
  • Fallon St Charles – no maximum number.
  • Hannibal – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Jefferson City – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Joplin – no maximum number.
  • Kansas City – 15 birds maximum, or 40 chicks (under four weeks), roosters allowed only if at least 300 feet from neighbours.
  • Lake Saint Louis – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Neosho – no maximum number.
  • Nevada – 25 hens maximum, roosters allowed.
  • Richmond – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Springfield – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • St Charles – no maximum number.
  • St Louis County – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Tina – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Webb City – Jackson – no maximum number, roosters allowed.

Montana

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

Cities in Montana that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Billings – no maximum number.
  • Kalispell – no maximum number.
  • Miles City – maximum 6 hens.
  • Missoula – maximum 6 birds, permit required.
  • Nebraska

    Cities in Nebraska that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

    • Grand Island – maximum 4 birds on a minimum 1 acre plot.
    • La Vista – no maximum number, roosters only allowed in certain zones.
    • Lincoln – maximum 2 hens or 6 bantams.
    • Omaha – numbers depend on permit.

    Nevada

    If you plan keeping chicken in Nevada, bear in mind the following local laws and ordinances for all Nevada chicken keepers:

    Locations in Nevada that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

    • Battle Mountain – no maximum number.
    • Clark County – no maximum number, roosters allowed.
    • Henderson – no maximum number.
    • Las Vegas – no maximum number, but requires permission of any neighbors within 60 feet.
    • Mesquite – no maximum number.
    • North Las Vegas – no maximum number, but requires permission of any neighbors within 60 feet.
    • Reno – no maximum number.

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    Kit, 12 March 2021

    Billings (MT) only allows 6 hens (no roosters) in city limits

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