Milwaukee Residents Can Now Keep Chickens

City of Milwaukee residents can now keep chickens - hens only - for egg production. A July 28, 2011 ordinance outlines the rules for this practice, including proper care of the chickens, approval from all adjacent neighbors, and obtaining a permit, which once revoked cannot be reinstated. View Common Council files 110088 and 101416 for more information.


The following links will take you to more information about keeping chickens in Milwaukee:
Department of Neighborhood Services Chicken Information Page
Chicken Coop Brochure DNS-361 (PDF)
Chicken Coop Site Plan Form DNS-362 (PDF)
Chicken Coop Site Plan Sample DNS-362 (PDF)
Chicken Coop Neighbor Approval Form DNS-363 (PDF)