On this site, you will find chicken ordinances for the city of St. Louis and all 90 municipalities in St. Louis County. Some codes are very clear while others are hard to decipher. For this reason, we suggest you call or visit the municipality to make sure you have a clear understanding of the laws before getting chickens or building a coop. For each municipality, we’ve listed a website as well as a link to the exact ordinance code.

Perks of Keeping Backyard Chickens
• You know exactly where your eggs come from.
• You can eat fresh.
• You can fertilize your garden.
• You can practice natural pest control.
• Chickens keep food waste out of the landfill.
• Chickens can lower your stress.


We hope you find this site helpful and wish you the best of luck with your chickens!

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