How do I… Keep chickens and keep my neighbours happy?
Keeping chickens is a fantastic way of embracing green, sustainable living. But how do you strike the balance between eco living and happy neighbours?
Two or three chooks in a coop in your back yard can produce enough fresh eggs for your family, and a great eco project to boot.
Guidelines for keeping chickens
Each council has its own guidelines for keeping chickens to look after the interests of neighbours. It’s important to check with your council before setting up a coop and moving its residents in.
Secure chicken coop
The Backyard Hen House website offers tips on how to make sure your chooks don’t get you on the wrong side of your neighbours, and the key is in the coop.
Avoid keeping roosters
A rude awakening at dawn every day thanks you your backyard rooster is the last thing your neighbourhood will want.
Share the egg wealth
You’re sure to get on the right side of your neighbours if you offer them some of the eggs.
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Marlene 08-Jun-2012 08:29 AM
I agree. I am very lucky, my neighbours love my chooks! I give the neighbours all of my excess eggs and in turn, they feed all of their scraps to my chickens, look after them when I am away and don't mind when they stray onto their property. There are
many benefits of getting on the right side of your neighbours!
Chook Trader 05-Sep-2012 05:41 PM