Urban Chickens

Residents packed Council Chambers on August 29th to provide feedback on whether urban chickens should be allowed in Ogden’s residential neighborhoods, and six groups gave presentations based on their areas of expertise.

In addition to the information provided during the fact finding work session, the Council has gathered information by phone and email, on social media, and through a poll conducted on Facebook and the Council’s website.

Poll results compiled until August 29th at noon are available here.

Following the meeting, the Ogden Chicken Alliance filed a petition requesting the City create an ordinance allowing urban chickens in Ogden’s residential neighborhoods.

Urban Chickens Fact Finding Work Session

The petition will be discussed during an upcoming Planning Commission meeting. Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of each month, and agendas are available on the City's website within 24 hours of a meeting. A public hearing will be held as part of the Planning Commission’s consideration, and there will be additional opportunities for public input during the City Council’s consideration as well.

The Council typically does not review or provide comment on land use petitions until the Planning Commission submits their recommendation for approval or denial, and then the Council follows its process for consideration.

The Council will consider the information from the Fact Finding Work Session and any information provided by the Planning Commission upon receiving the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

Video of Fact Finding Work Session

Current City Policy

Chickens are not currently permitted in Ogden, with the very limited exception of legally nonconforming parcels, meaning that chickens have been kept on the land continuously since before zoning ordinances were changed to no longer allow chickens.

Click here for additional information on current city policy regarding urban chickens.

Brief History of Urban Chickens Discussion 

Both the City Council and the Planning Commission have discussed potential changes to City policy regarding urban chickens in recent years.

Click here for more information on those discussions.

Public Input

The City Council encourages residents of all perspectives to share their thoughts on allowing urban chickens in Ogden’s residential neighborhoods.

  • Click here to participate in a short poll regarding urban chickens.
  • Share your feedback at the Urban Chickens Fact Finding Work Session on August 29, 2017. 
  • Share your feedback by email: citycouncil@ogdencity.com
  • Share your feedback by calling the Council Office: (801) 629-8153
  • Share your feedback by contacting your City Council Members: ogdencity.com/councilmembers