My wife and I are looking to retire in Prescott in 3 years. We would like to raise a few chickens without out being to far from the city is this ok?

Asked by 1heybuddy, Prescott, AZ Tue Jan 1, 2013

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Matt White, Agent, prescott, AZ
Wed Jun 25, 2014

Does Prescott allow the raising of chickens? Answer: Yes

It's been a little over a year, so I'm assuming you're ramping up your search for a Prescott home now. Just curious, how far is "too far" from the city? 10 miles? 1 mile?

Here's the regulations regarding raising chickens or fowl:
This might save you some time.

The sanitary regulations for the keeping of chickens, fowl, birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets and pet pigs is more fully described as follows:

(1) Droppings must be removed from open pens or enclosures at least once weekly.

(2) Adequate fly-tight containers approved by the Yavapai County Health Department or by a Prescott Animal Control Officer for the storage of excreta must be provided unless the droppings are completely removed from the property upon which the pens or enclosures are located at least once weekly.

(3) Water and feed troughs must be provided. All water tanks or troughs must be water tight and must contain a sufficient amount of water at all times suitable from a health and sanitary aspect for consumption by animals.

(4) Feeding vegetable or meat waste or garbage shall be exclusively in containers or on an impervious platform.
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Matt White, Agent, prescott, AZ
Mon Mar 30, 2015
Hi Buddy,

Just following up on you to see if you've begun your home search in Prescott? It's been a little over 2 years, and 3-year mark is coming up quickly!
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Kit Wilson, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Mon Feb 23, 2015
If you could extend your search out to Prescott Valley, Lynx Lake Estates allows chickens on lots that are one acre. There are two size lots, 1/2 and one acre. While there are quite a few chickens on 1/2 acre lots, the town says only one acre can have "farm" critters. Domestic animals are allowed on both 1/2 and 1 acre lots.\

If you have any questions, please contact me at 928 442 6887 or
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Ann Howell, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Sun Jan 6, 2013
I will piggy back on Brad's answer here. Many areas of Prescott are also in the county and you will want to check those regulations as well:…
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Brad Bergami…, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Wed Jan 2, 2013
I see you got a lot of ways to search for homes but no real answers about Chickens
Here is the Prescott City Code about farm animals
Most newer neighborhoods won't let you have foul but some of the older ones will. Also if you are in the city limits Prescott will follow up with neighbor calls for crowing roosters. Just make sure that the area you wish to be in has neighbors that won't mind your chickens.
Call/Text or visit us online for more info.
Best of luck,
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Luther Kraxb…, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Yes, that is perfectly ok to do. There are a few locations that you will be able to have what you are looking for. Where are you moving from? Give me a call and we can talk about what area will suit you best. 928-275-1657

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Ann Howell, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
It looks like Prescott may be just the right place for you! Have you been here before? I am sure that you will be able to find just the right place.

If you want to learn more about Prescott, log onto
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Nick Nichols…, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Hello Buddy,
I have a beautiful home in Williamson Valley Ranch that will be going on the market soon. The home is a single story, built in 2006, new wood floors in most rooms, 3,035sf 4br 2.5 baths on lust over 3 level acres and will be priced around $545,000. (chickens allowed).
It has great views, lots of trees, fully fenced and cross-fenced with a good well.
If interested please give me a call.
Nick Nicholson
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I'd be interested in seeing your home. We are seriously looking to move and Wmson Valley was where we liked. Can you send pics to thanks Jeannie
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Rosa L Moren…, Other Pro, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Hello Buddy:
I am sure that will be ok and how fun to raise chickens!! I live in the area Williamson Valley Ranch (9 Miles North from downtown Prescott) where my neighboors have horses and chickens..I will refer you to my Realtors that I work with:
Their names are: Tootie DeRose 928-580-0950 and Melody Huttinger 928-499-9988 with Nextage Realty Professionals. Art Gonzalez (Tootie De Rose's Husband) can help you with the coralls, enclosures, and fencing! Happy New Year and follow your dreams.........
Please tell them that Rosa L. Moreno, I.R.I.S. Real Estate Stager Refered you
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Nancy Christ…, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
In parts of Prescott without Homeowner's associations, you may be able to have chickens and goats. I'd be glad to help you identify properties that may work for you when the time is right. Please feel free to look on our website
Feel free to contact me for more information.
Happy New Year!
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Rosie Carroll, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013

In some areas in Prescott chickens are allowed, but not roosters. In areas like Williamson Valley Ranch ( approx.12 miles from town), it's not an issue. Plus it all depends if you find an area you like, there may not be an HOA, but could poss. still have CC&R's that would prohibit chickens all together. In Chino Valley and some areas of Prescott Valley you'd have less issues, but would be further from downtown Prescott.

If you would like to see a few listings, I'd love to send some your way, or visit my website at :

Happy New Year!

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Karyl Moore, Agent, Prescott, AZ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Yes, you could be within a few miles of downtown Prescott and have chickens. The main area this would work is the part of Prescott known as Williamson Valley (northwest side). I live in this area myself. You could also have chickens in Chino Valley, Prescott Valley or Dewey and that would be about 14 miles or so from downtown Prescott. Each of these areas has its own look and price range. I'd be happy to show you around when you visit.
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