Can I (by law) get chickens in my garden?

Saw a chicken house at Argos, and that gave me a crazy idea to get chickens. Is this lawful just to get chickens in your back garden. And if so, are they a nuisance (noise/litter).
Anybody have chickens?

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Noise is a problem, we had chickens many years ago, the loud one had to go :-(

Was nice having fresh eggs every day though.

Watch out for the fox :cry:

I've just spoke to the local fox and he says yesssssssssssss:thumbsup:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01158/portal-graphics-20_1158353a.jpg

I know a few people with chickens. You can get rescue ones free I believe.

My Neighbour but one keeps chickens in his garden (row of semi-detached houses on the edge of a council estate). Don't think there's any problem with it legally.

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jeany123;6556100

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/488900/can-i-keep-chickens-in-my-gardenthis post might be useful



thanks rep

http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/rat/images/raton3700/rat-on-sequencer-color.jpg

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wookiemummy;6556115

I know a few people with chickens. You can get rescue ones free I believe.



wow thats pretty cool. where would you get them from?

Banned

yeh you can keep chickens in ur garden. no law to say otherwise.

however the foxes will maul your birds and leave a big mess in the process.

so cage them up and look after and clean up after them

then cut them up and eat them mmmmmmmm

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kapows;6556180

yeh you can keep chickens in ur garden. no law to say otherwise.however … yeh you can keep chickens in ur garden. no law to say otherwise.however the foxes will maul your birds and leave a big mess in the process.so cage them up and look after and clean up after themthen cut them up and eat them mmmmmmmm



I don't think I would have the heart to eat a chicken after bringing it up and looking after it :-(

yes all my neighbours have chickens

adanac1970;6556256

yes all my neighbours have chickens



Do you happen to live on a farm?

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Starr;6556385

Do you happen to live on a farm?



hehehe

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hdizzle;6556195

I don't think I would have the heart to eat a chicken after bringing it … I don't think I would have the heart to eat a chicken after bringing it up and looking after it :-(



quack quack :-D

check with your local council first, we cant keep chickens in our area but my sister can and does in hers

I work in noise control and there's no specific law against keeping chickens. Generally, as long as they're only hens there should not be a noise issue - it's the cockerels that make the noise.

bitseylango;6556465

check with your local council first, we cant keep chickens in our area … check with your local council first, we cant keep chickens in our area but my sister can and does in hers



I certainly do sis :-D & I've never had a problem with noise, mice, rats, smell.....just the odd bit of poo on your shoes now & again :w00t: & mine are rescue hens but you do have to pay for them...they are no longer free :thumbsup:

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moob;6556554

I work in noise control and there's no specific law against keeping … I work in noise control and there's no specific law against keeping chickens. Generally, as long as they're only hens there should not be a noise issue - it's the cockerels that make the noise.



oh thanks! thats very helpful :thumbsup:

wendy56;6556663

I certainly do sis :-D & I've never had a problem with noise, mice, rats, … I certainly do sis :-D & I've never had a problem with noise, mice, rats, smell.....just the odd bit of poo on your shoes now & again :w00t: & mine are rescue hens but you do have to pay for them...they are no longer free :thumbsup:



I can vouch for the poo on your shoes.....and the pecking of toes, and the running off with my ciggie :-D Sis you really need to keep yr chooks under control

bitseylango;6556820

I can vouch for the poo on your shoes.....and the pecking of toes, and … I can vouch for the poo on your shoes.....and the pecking of toes, and the running off with my ciggie :-D Sis you really need to keep yr chooks under control



They only peck your toes if your wearing nail varnish :whistling: & as for the ciggie episode...don't start me on that one...it still makes me laugh when I think about it
You'd have laughed yesterday... Rosie 'your deaf chuck' had a frog in her beak running round the garden :w00t: It took me ages to catch her :oops:

hdizzle;6556161

wow thats pretty cool. where would you get them from?



Try this link...Its where I got mine from...they are really helpful

bhwt.org.uk/
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