Raising Chickens/Local Regulations

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Raising Chickens
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Starting Up:

Building a shelter 25% developed | Building a pen 75% developed
Choosing a breed 100% developed | Pen Maintenance 0% developed
Finding a Hatchery 100% developed | Local Regulations 25% developed  as of April 27, 2007


Taking care of your Chickens:

Chicks 50% developed | Feeding 100% developed | Watering 100% developed | Winters 50% developed  as of February 16, 2006
Dealing with death 50% developed  as of February 16, 2006 | Butchering Chickens 75% developed
Keeping your chickens happy 100% developed


Other:

Information that doesn't fit elsewhere 100% developed

In the UK anyone can keep chickens in their backgarden or smallholding. Noise restrictions mean that cockerels may not be kept in urban areas, and there have been complaints about cockerels in the countryside. Flocks greater than 50 birds must be registered with DEFRA because of the possibility of bird flu. Smaller flocks can be registered, but this is not compulsary. It is generally a good idea to share surplus eggs with the neighbours, so they do not mind if a chicken escapes onto their land. In the US check your town's zoning laws. in Petaluma you can keep up to 6 chickens, no cockerels.