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Keeping Chickens in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota

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 no permit is required to keep poultry, this is mentioned in the lists below.


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Oregon

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

Counties and Cities in Oregon that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Barker City – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Beaverton – Maximum 4 hens, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • Bend – Maximum 4 hens.
  • Canby – No limit on numbers, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • Coos Bay – No limit on numbers.
  • Dundee – Maximum 6 hens, no permit required.
  • Eugene – No limit on numbers in agricultural zones, maximum 2 in residential zones, no permit required.
  • Lane County – 1 chicken per 500 sq ft, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • Lebanon – No limit on numbers.
  • Medford – No limit on numbers, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • McMinville – 2 hens per 5000 sq ft, 1000 sq ft for each additional bird, no permit required
  • Newberg – Maximum 6 hens.
  • Philomath – No limit on numbers.
  • Portland – No limit on numbers with permit, no permit required for up to 3 hens, roosters allowed.
  • Redmond – 1 hen per 500 sq ft, no permit required.
  • Reedsport – Maximum 4 hens, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • Roseburg – No limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Washington County – No limit on numbers, no permit required.

Pennsylvania

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

Counties and Cities in Pennsylvania that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Bensalem – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Cheltenham – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Clarks Summit – No limit on numbers, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • Cranberry – No limit on numbers, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • East Allen Township – Maximum 20, no permit required.
  • Fort Washington – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Harrisburg – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Hopewell – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Meadville – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • New Castle – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Philadelphia – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • Pittsburgh – No limit on numbers, no permit required.
  • State College Patton – Maximum 4 hens.
  • York – Maximum 6, no permit required.

Cities in Pennsylvania Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Aliquippa
  • Allentown
  • Ambridge
  • Center Township, Inside Aliqui
  • Pottstown
  • Reading
  • Slatington

Rhode Island

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

Cities in Rhode Island that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Charlestown – No maximum number, no permit required, roosters allowed.
  • Coventry – No maximum number, no permit required.
  • Cranston – Maximum 6 birds.
  • Johnston – Maximum 2 birds, no permit required.
  • Providence – Maximum 6 birds, no permit required; none allowed in central zones.
  • Westerly – Maximum 35 birds, no permit required.

Cities in Rhode Island Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Newport

South Carolina

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

Cities in South Carolina that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Aiken – no maximum number, no permit required.
  • Campobello – no maximum number, no permit required.
  • Columbia – maximum of hens, no roosters.
  • Lexington – no maximum number, no roosters allowed, no permit required.
  • Rock Hill – no maximum number, no permit required.

South Dakota

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

Cities in South Dakota that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Aberdeen – no maximum number, no permit required.
  • Deadwood – no maximum number, no permit required.
  • Raid City – no maximum number, roosters allowed, no permit required.
  • Sioux Falls – 6 hens allowed, more with a permit.
  • Vermillion – no maximum number, but limited to agricultural zones, no permit required.

Locations in South Dakota Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Faulkton

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Rebecca, 25 March 2021

Not sure when this was written but the info for Pittsburgh is incorrect. You are allowed to have chickens but a permit is required, min of 2000sq feet for up to 5 chickens. I believe if you have a larger lot more chickens are allowed.


Bounvily, 21 April 2020

Is this correct, in Cranston Rhode Island we are allowed maximum of 6 birds. Thank you, Bounvily Kue


Tessie, 23 September 2019

Are roosters allowed in Newport Oregon? I don't find it on the legal list.


Rhonda, 22 August 2019

If the county/city i live in is not listed under Counties and Cities in Oregon that Allow the Keeping of Chickens does this mean chickens are not allowed in my area?

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