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hi guys, my dad has been talking about getting a couple of chickens and keeping them in his back garden. somebody has told him he will need planning permission- does anybody know whether this is correct?



Check with your local council first.and with his neighbours you dont want anyone complaining about the cockeral if you have one.Just see that the neighbours dont object to him having them if needs be he could give them some of his eggs.

I know where i live , which is in a conservation area they do tend to be a bit picky in what you have in your back garden especially the housing association.But we were under the council before they didnt seem to mind people having hens etc, but look at it this way good for chicken manure and eggs

22 Apr, 2010


Thanks Hijuju. Not really sure whether he's thinking of having any cockerels or just hens. I was thinking along the same lines as you regarding the neighbours- bribe them with free eggs and good quality garden fertiliser!

22 Apr, 2010


So far as I am aware you do not need permission to keep hens. Unless you want to raise chicks you do not need a cock. Two hens will barely give you enough eggs for one family.

22 Apr, 2010


You should check your deeds to see if there are any restrictive covenants on keeping poultry in the garden. A friend of mine is currently very upset with their neighbours because they have chickens and is finding them extremely noisy and irritating. Defo get the neighbours on side before acting.

22 Apr, 2010


I know for sure that some councils are fussy what animals you can keep MG.
Where i live we have quite a lot of councils and Housing Associations / and some landlords they are very particular.
I used to be a Parish Councillor so i know and have seen the Rules and Regulations about this sort of thing.

23 Apr, 2010

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