The keeping of goats,chickens,turkeys etc

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Found 7th Jan 2009
wonder if someone can give me some advice here.....

basically are you allowed to keep goats,chickens,turkeys etc (more farm type animals) in council housing?
theres a woman not far from me who has these and her goat is always escaping lol

I thought not but if someone could confirm please

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you will need to ask the landlord-i wouldnt have thought so?

Hi,

I couldnt say for sure as there may well be rules specifically in place for council properties. However there are a few rules of thumb.

1. chickens can be kept in most places, cocks can be a noise nuisance and removed that way in built up/urban areas. but in general, chickens are ok. Turkeys ? who knows.

2. Goats are officially livestock (like cows, pigs and sheep) and there are usually restrictions on where these can be kept, but there can be a get out if she can prove it is a 'pet'. But the thing escaping isnt good and all livestock should be securely fenced.

I suspect that there must be council rules. Perhaps a phone call or bit of internet digging ?

ianstanley;3978882

cocks can be a noise nuisance and removed



:?

avhleeds.org.uk/fil…pdf

it will be different for other areas but im pretty sure this is quite accurate.

Original Poster

thanks ive tried some internet digging but not come up with anything as yet,the goat is a nuisance as it runs riot once it escapes and you will often see it chomping up someones prized flowerbed lol

Mardyass;3978898

thanks ive tried some internet digging but not come up with anything as … thanks ive tried some internet digging but not come up with anything as yet,the goat is a nuisance as it runs riot once it escapes and you will often see it chomping up someones prized flowerbed lol



Do you know what sort of conditions are the animals being kept in? I'd have thought it'd be pretty cruel to have a goat, some chickens and turkeys all in the same (presumably) small area and I'd think the RSPCA would have something to say.

Mardyass;3978898

thanks ive tried some internet digging but not come up with anything as … thanks ive tried some internet digging but not come up with anything as yet,the goat is a nuisance as it runs riot once it escapes and you will often see it chomping up someones prized flowerbed lol


You gotta be kidding us:whistling:

ianstanley;3978882

chickens can be kept in most places



Yeah, like my oven! :w00t:

Original Poster

in her backgarden! which isnt very big at all,from having a nosy theres a small shed that the goat is in and the chickens and turkeys have a wooden house too,i think the goat must be tethered as when it runs riot its chain is always dangling behind it as it charges thru the estate lol

harlzter;3978928

You gotta be kidding us:whistling:



love the avvy:thumbsup:

chicken are livestock according to the leeds pdf have a look?

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louloo;3978968

chicken are livestock according to the leeds pdf have a look?

yup i was just reading that,i havent got any flowers or grass so the goat isnt really a worry to me,it is odd seeing it on the loose sometimes but one of the neighbours of the lady asked me if she was allowed to keep these animals in a council place as noone seemed to know i thought i would ask here:)

No idea in regards to council housing...but I do have some chickens! http://www.ngpp.org/lounge/images/smilies/ChickDance.gif

Probably best to give the council a call to enquire....
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