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Chickens—Regulations for Keeping in the City of Tucson


Chickens can be kept in Tucson but there are regulations that you must follow. 

These are the regulations, as of 2009:

  • There can be no more than 24 chickens.
  • No roosters are allowed. It is unlawful to keep, house or feed any male fowl in Tucson.
  • Chicken coops must be at least 50 feet away from neighbor dwellings.
  • Coops must be kept in sanitary and clean condition.


“Urban chicken coops increasing in Tucson.” Arizona Daily Star. May 12, 2009. Page 1.

"American Legal Publishing - Online Library." American Legal Publishing Corporation: Home.$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:tucson_az (accessed October 14, 2011).


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Last Update: 4-12-2014 4:49pm

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