The City of Truman is now allowing residents to have chickens! Up to five hen chickens, foul or poultry, may be kept on a recorded lot in a residential zoning district outside of the agricultural zone for the City of Truman. Roosters are not allowed to be kept in a residential zone. Chickens must be kept in a chicken coop after obtaining a permit from the City authorizing a chicken coop. All chicken coops must be located in the rear or side yard of the property, 30 feet from any neighboring residence or home, other than the residence occupied by the owner or occupant of the premises where the birds are kept.