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Do you need a license to keep chickens in your garden?
Last Updated: 15th April, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, are you allowed to keep chickens in a residential area?
Summary: Residential houses can keepsixfowl of most kinds (peafowl, geese, ducks etc.), nostringentrequirements for coop dimensions or size given. If yourresidencehas a total area of 900m2 or more, then youcan havea maximum of 20 chickens without apermit.
Subsequently, question is, how many chickens can I keep before registering? You must register if you go over 50 birds atanytime but you can also register voluntarily ifyoukeep less than this: remember to consider chicks andanyexcess birds that are hatched for the dinner table or to selleachyear.
Also Know, are you allowed to keep chickens in a residential area UK?
Under the 1950 Allotment Act you are allowedtokeeping hens on your allotment, as long as they are only fortheuse of the tenants and not used for business or profit.However, ifyour chickens are regarded as a nuisance or ahealth hazard,or their welfare is affected they can beremoved.
Can I keep a chicken as a pet?
Sometimes people get the idea to keep anindoorpet chicken, or a "house chicken." It's not agoodidea to keep them permanently indoors,though.Chickens are happiest when they have access to theoutside.But you don't want to keep chickens inside thehousepermanently; indoor pet chickens are just abadidea.