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Keeping Chickens in West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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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West Virginia

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

Cities in West Virginia that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Beckley – no limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Bluefield – no limit on numbers, roosters allowed, permit required.
  • Charleston – no limit on numbers, roosters allowed, permit required.
  • Hurricane – no limit on numbers, roosters allowed.
  • Ranson – no limit on numbers.
  • Weirton – no limit on numbers, permit required.

Locations in West Virginia Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Granville
  • Montgomery
  • Parkersburg

Wisconsin

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

Cities and Towns in Wisconsin that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Altoona – No maximum number, permit required.
  • Antigo – Maximum 2 hens.
  • Ashland – Maximum 6 hens on plots of up to 5 acres, up to 100 on larger plots, permit required.
  • Baraboo – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Beloit – Up to 20 on a five acre plot, limits on smaller plots, permit required.
  • Fort Atkinson – Maximum 6 hens.
  • Green Bay (city) – Maximum 4 hens, permit required.
  • Green Bay (town) – No limits in numbers.
  • Jefferson – Maximum 4 hens.
  • Lacrosse – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Madison – Maximum 4 birds, permit required.
  • Milwaukee – Maximum 4 hens, permit required.
  • Neenah – Maximum 4 hens, permit required.
  • New Berlin – Maximum 4 hens.
  • Onalaska – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Oneida – Maximum 8 hens.
  • Oshkosh – Maximum 4 hens, permit required.
  • Sheboygan – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Stoughton – Maximum 4 hens, permit required.
  • Sturgeon Bay – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Town of Farmington – No maximum number.
  • Town of Turtle – Maximum 20 layers and 20 meat birds.
  • Village of Albany – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Village of Holmen – No maximum number, roosters allowed.
  • Wausau (city) – No maximum number.
  • Wausau (town) – No maximum number.
  • Weyauwega – No maximum number.

Cities in Wisconsin Where Keeping Chickens is Prohibited

  • Appleton
  • Manitowoc
  • Marinette
  • Omro

Wyoming

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

Cities in Wyoming that Allow the Keeping of Chickens

  • Buffalo – no limit on numbers.
  • Casper – no limit on numbers.
  • Cheyenne – no limit on numbers.
  • Cody – no limit on numbers.
  • Laramie – no limit on numbers.
  • Rawlins – no limit on numbers, permit required.

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