Minnesota State Law Library
There are several regulations that you may encounter with chicken ownership. Raising chickens in the backyard may require a permit from your city or town, and each has different requirements and restrictions. It is not legal in some cities or towns to keep poultry. Some cities may also limit the number of animals you can keep.
If you begin selling eggs or meat, you will encounter additional regulations. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Dairy and Food Inspection Division manages and enforces these. Contact them for information regarding these rules at 651-201-6027.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension
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