Myths - Busted
Who's Got Hens?
2-6 hens permitted and rodent proof feed containers are required.
Up to 4 hens allowed. 100 Permit Cap. Must notify neighbors 14 days before applying for a permit.
2-6 hens allowed. Must be little to no accumulation of waste.
Up to 6 hens allowed. Yard must be fenced and coop 5 feet from the property line.
2-4 hens and no roosters. Pilot program proved that neighbors that were once wary came around.
Up to 4 hens allowed. Only single family residences may have hens.
Up to 6 hens may be cared for and a coop must be situated 10ft. from an occupied residence.
Up to 3 hens allowed since ordinance passed in 2011.
Up to 8 hens allowed. Setback of 30ft from occupied residence.
6 Hens permitted. Minimum lot size of 6k sf.
No limitations or restrictions on backyard hen keeeping.
Up to 4 hens allowed. Chickens may roam in a fenced yard if watched over by their owners.
Up to 6 hens may be cared for and coops must be situated 10ft from an occupied residence.
Up to 2 hens permitted as long as conditions are met.
Up to 8 hens allowed. Coop must be kept clean and sanitary at all times.
2-4 hens permitted and each hen must have 6sf of space.
Up to 4 hens and a coop must be situated 10ft. from the lot line. 6,000 square ft lot minimum.
Up to 4 hens allowed. Setback of 10ft from property line.
No restrictions. Barrington Hills prioritizes property owner rights and freedom.
Unsure of the max #. Just passed.