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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Want backyard chickens? There are a few rules.

A chicken hen and eggs, Photo by Alison Burrell from Pexels

City of Lenoir residents can keep backyard chickens as long has they apply for and receive a permit, but backyard roosters aren't very welcome.

City of Lenoir Code allows for up to four backyard chicken hens. Roosters are not allowed under the Backyard Chicken Permit. Residents must apply for a permit and follow the rules outlined in Sec. 3-2 of the City Code:

  • Hens must be kept within an enclosed coop or pen.
  • Hens must be kept in the backyard in a location at least 50 feet away from any neighboring residences.
  • Hens cannot roam at large.
  • Property must be maintained in a clean and sanitary manner. Permits for hens can be revoked if they create a nuisance (odor, flies, rodents, etc.)

Click here to download the Backyard Chicken Permit Application (PDF).

For questions about the application form or the rules pertaining to backyard chickens in the City of Lenoir, contact the Planning Department at 828-610-8442. The Caldwell County’s Agricultural Extension staff have additional resources on raising healthy chickens.

Photo by Alison Burrell from Pexels

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