Backyard Chicken Keeping

Backyard chicken keeping is now allowed within Red Wing city limits. Properties zoned A, AR, R-1, R-2, and RM-1 are eligible to keep up to four hens; no roosters are allowed.

The ordinance allowing backyard chicken keeping was passed by City Council on July 11, 2022. The ordinance takes effect 14 days following publication of the ordinance. 

Read the complete ordinance below to see all permitting requirements and details. If you'd like to apply for a permit, contact Steve Kohn, Planning Manager, at 651.385.3622.

Read ordinance to verify property requirements