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Keeping chickens in North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma

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 lists below.


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North Carolina

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

Counties and Cities in North Carolina that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Apex – No limit on numbers.
  • Asheville – No limit on numbers.
  • Belmont – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Bessemer City – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Boone – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Boonville – No limit on numbers.
  • Charlotte – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed, permit required.
  • Cramerton – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Durham – Maximum 10, permit required.
  • Fayetteville – Maximum 10.
  • Fort Bragg – Maximum 10, roosters allowed
  • Garner – Maximum 4.
  • Gastonia – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Greensboro – 4 on lots between 7000 and 12000 sq ft, 20 on lots over 12,000 sq ft.
  • Hendersonville – No limit on numbers.
  • Hickory – No limit on numbers.
  • High point – 1 bird per 500 sq ft, roosters allowed.
  • Lincolnton – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Monroe – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Morrisville – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Raleigh – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Spruce Pine – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Wake Forest – Maximum 10.
  • Weddington – No limit on numbers,roosters allowed.
  • Wilmington – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Winston-Salem – Maximum 5, permit required.

Cities in North Carolina Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Cary
  • Matthews
  • Mount Holly
  • Roanoke Rapids
  • Stanley
  • Statesville

North Dakota

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

Cities in North Dakota that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Fargo – no maximum number.
  • New Rockford – no maximum number, roosters allowed.

Locations in North Dakota Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Bismarck
  • Grand Forks

Ohio

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

Cities in Ohio that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Akron – No limit on numbers.
  • Brunswick City – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Chardon – No limit on numbers.
  • Cincinnati – No limit on numbers.
  • Cleveland – One per 800 sq ft, roosters allowed.
  • Columbus – No limit on numbers.
  • Dayton – No limit on numbers.
  • Delaware – No limit on numbers.
  • Hiram – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Hudson – No limit on numbers.
  • Mansfield – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Medina – No limit on numbers.
  • Miamisburg – No limit on numbers.
  • Montgomery – Maximum 6 hens.
  • Strongsville – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Toledo – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.

Locations in Ohio Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Carlisle
  • Franklin County
  • Lakewood

Oklahoma

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

Cities in Oklahoma that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Bethany – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Broken Arrow – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Checota – Up to 12 birds, roosters allowed.
  • Claremore – Up to 12 adult hens and 18 chicks.
  • Drummond – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Durant – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Enid – No limit on numbers, but plots must be at least one acre in some zones.
  • Hugo – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • McAlester – No limit on numbers, permit required.
  • Mustang – Up to 4 adult hens and 14 chicks.
  • Newcastle – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Norman – No limit on numbers.
  • Oklahoma City – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Ponca City – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Pond Creek – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Sapulpa – Up to 4 adult birds and 14 chicks.
  • Stillwater – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Tulsa – Up to 6 adults and 14 chicks, roosters allowed.
  • Woodward – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed, permit required.

Locations in Oklahoma Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

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Comments

Larry, 8 May 2020

One of these statements is false. Columbus – No limit on numbers. Locations in Ohio Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited Franklin County Columbus is in Franklin County and Franklin County has farms.


Lynnette, 12 January 2019

I don't know when this was written, but Toledo, Ohio regulations changed a couple years ago. It's now limited to 6 chickens and roosters only with a permit. I don't think it's really enforced as police have more pressing things to worry about, but still, people should be aware of the current ordinance. You'll want to check for the other cities as well to see if they have changed.

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