The New Brighton City Council recognizes there is a desire to engage in more sustainable food practices. The keeping of certain types of fowl can create unintended negative impacts, including noise and odors that are not typical of urban environments in addition to health implication for certain individuals with severe allergies, in the case of bees. To address these potential concerns, there are reasonable regulations in place, outlined on this page.
To refer to the city code chapter on animals and fowl click here, otherwise see the FAQs below.
No more than 6 per property.
Per the code: no outdoor butchering of fowl is permitted.
Yes, the city requires that all coops be no less than 3 square feet per bird.
(1) Clean and sanitary;
(2) Made of sound construction and craftsmanship;
(3) Be maintained so they remain structurally sound;
(4) Protect the fowl from the weather;
(5) Be located in the rear/back yard and meet the most restrictive of the following setbacks:
a. 5 feet from side and rear property lines.
b. 25 feet from residences on adjacent and nearby lots.
c. A setback from adjacent and nearby residences a distance at least equal to the distance the coop is placed from the residence on the subject property.
d. 25 feet from a lake, wetland, pond, stream, tributary, drainage ditch or the like. 6-23
e. All other structure or building setbacks required under the Zoning Code.
(6) Not be located inside a primary residence or place of business; and
(7) Follow best practices for nests.
All fowl shall be prohibited from running at large off of the owner’s property.
All roosters are prohibited.