I never thought I'd see the day when chicken eggs were worth more than a trip to Starbucks. Seriously, my fave coffee order is about $5 (it's a guilty pleasure - okay?), and eggs are running $8 a dozen in town! Social media is full of people making jokes about the price of eggs, comparing them to wedding rings, social status, and currency.

Times have changed.

With the outrageous stick shock of eggs these days, it's not surprising that people in Cheyenne are wondering if they can own chickens in town.

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Can You Own Chickens in Cheyenne City Limits?

According to City Ordinance 6.08.020, YES, you can own chickens in Cheyenne. There are a few caveats to the rule, though.

First, you can only own female chickens (hens) in town. No roosters are allowed in the city - because, you know, they're loud and annoying. You can only own chickens if you reside in the LR, MR, HR, and NR zone districts. (Not sure which district you live in? Find out here.)

Secondly, you can only own up to five chickens if you live in a single-family home. They also have to reside in a home's backyard.

You'll have to follow several more rules to own chickens in Cheyenne legally. For example, they need a coop to sleep in, and you must confine them to the coop "from sundown to sunrise on the following day." You can find all the rules and regulations in Cheyenne City Ordinance 6.08.020 or by clicking here.

Chickens can roam the fenced-in backyard of a home freely during the day, but "at-large" chickens are illegal - so don't let your chickens cross the road.

Remember that some HOAs and landlords may disallow chickens even if you live in one of the permissible zones. You'll want to check with your HOA and landlord if you want to add a flock of chickens to your home.

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