By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Cheyenne City Council has passed an ordinance allowing some city residents to keep chickens in their yards.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports ( the ordinance passed on a 6-4 vote on Monday.

It allows residents to keep up to five hens, but no roosters. The hens must have a coop that offers them at least three square feet of space each and protects them from predators.

Chickens must be kept in a pen surrounding the coop at night, but are allowed to roam within a resident’s fenced backyard during the day. Owners must clip the chickens’ wings to prevent them from escaping.

Council members noted that some neighborhoods have covenants that prohibit backyard chickens.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle,

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