Blaine Approves Backyard Chickens

Published on June 25, 2017

On August 6, 2015, it became legal for Blaine residents to own chickens. After a large community push, and lengthy discussions at the council meetings, the Blaine City Council voted 6 – 1 to allows residents to raise up to six chickens in their backyard. The dissenting vote on the city council was cast by council member Dick Swanson who supported the idea of chickens, but believed that the neighbors on either side of the property should be able to have some input about the chickens.

Chicken coops cannot be within 30 feet of a neighbor’s home, and are limited to 60 square feet or less. There is a one time city fee of $45 for chicken owners as well.

If you are interested in learning about of the requirements to own chickens in Blaine, contact city hall.

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