Within the City of Durham, domestic chickens are regulated under what is referred to as Limited Agriculture.
An overview of the Limited Agriculture process is described here:
>Note: An overview of agriculture requirements in unincorporated Durham County is provided via the link here:
Neighbor notification is one of the requirements of the Limited Agriculture permit (LAP). The LAP application form, mailing list form, consent form, and plot plan requirements can be accessed on the web page below. Click the Express Review tab on the left-hand side, then scroll down to “Limited Agriculture Permits (City Only).”
Zoning standards (e.g. number of chickens; coop location) for Limited Agriculture are established in Section 5.4.12, Limited Agriculture (City Only), of Durham’s Unified Development Ordinance, which can be accessed on this page: