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Policy Summary

This law allows for up to six (6) chicken hens to be kept as an accessory use for single-family residential dwelling/structures and provides regulations for the same. Among other things, issues addressed include: coop standards, coop access, cleaning and maintenance, handling of chicken waste (litter), general prohibitions on roosters and "hybrid" chickens, and confinement from wild ducks and geese.

Background Information

State Wyoming
Jurisdiction Name Casper
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 6.04.010.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Unclear

Penalities are specified outside of this title. See § 6.04.360 (B) ("Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1.28 of the Casper Municipal Code...")

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Casper, Wyoming - Code of Ordinances, Title 6 - ANIMALS, Chapter 6.04 - ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL, 6.04.270 - Chicken hens—Enclosure and other limitations. History: Ord. 3-89 § 3, 1989: Ord. 21-84 § 15, 1984; Ord. No. 19-15, § 3, 8-18-2015.