Keeping chickens at a residential property does not require a licence from the Council.

If you keep chickens, you need to make sure that they are not interfering with the use and enjoyment of neighbours. the use of the property by other tenants or the public, or by the owner or occupier of a neighbouring property, including, without limitation, the right of access to the premises; and/or any other use or enjoyment that is likely to be interfered with by your keeping of chickens.

Can chickens be kept in a residential garden?

Chickens need shade to keep them cool. A mix of sun and shade is ideal, as they seem to enjoy sunbathing. Some poultry keeping websites advise putting the run against a garden wall, as it provides the chickens with shelter from the sun. If you want to keep your chickens indoors, you’ll need to make sure that they have access to fresh water.

This is particularly important if you’re planning on keeping them indoors for a long period of time. If you have a pond or pond-like area in your garden, it may be a good idea to add a sprinkler system to your chicken coop to help keep the water clean.

Can I let my chickens out yet UK 2022?

Unless you are within 3 miles of the farm, you can’t let other captive birds outside from May 2nd, 2022. Please note that we are not responsible for the actions of third parties.

Do chickens attract rats UK?

It is a common misconception that chickens attract rats and mice, but they aren’t actually interested in chickens. Rats will be attracted to a comfortable place to eat and plenty of food.

Chickens are also attracted to the smell of urine and feces, which is why it is important to clean your chicken coop regularly.

It is also a good idea to keep your chickens in a separate room from the rest of the house, so that they don’t have to share the same space with other animals.

Do you need a licence to keep chickens UK?

If you just want to keep a few hens in the back garden, you don’t need a licence or to register them. It is possible that you are not allowed to keep poultry in your home. You may also find that you need to apply for a certificate of registration.

This is a document issued by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) that allows you to legally keep a number of birds in your backyard. The certificate is valid for one year and is issued to you by a DAWRD representative. It is not a legal document and you will not be able to use it as proof of ownership of the birds you keep.

Do chickens attract rats?

They love stealing a freshly laid egg and are attracted to chicken feed. You can also try to get rid of the rats by trapping them, but this may not be as effective as simply keeping them away from your home.

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