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Keeping chooks is a great way to reduce your impact on our environment. They produce eggs with no food miles and will help to reduce your waste by eating weeds in your garden and food scraps. There are many benefits for keeping chickens.
Canterbury-Bankstown has some regulations to ensure your chooks are not a nuisance or health risk to other residents, including keeping a maximum of 10 chickens and no roosters. These include:
Food waste makes up half of the average red bin which goes to landfill. It is both a waste of resources and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
Council has partnered with City Chicks Sydney to roll out a trial program to assess the effectiveness of keeping chickens as a way to reduce food waste put in the red bin and sent to landfill.
We are seeking expressions of interest from a selected number of local residents to participate in the trial.
To be eligible to participate, your home must be in the Council area, have an enclosed yard, be owned by you or have the owner's approval to keep pets and not have any dogs.
Additionally, participants must agree to attend training, care for the chickens, weigh and record food waste, and share information, experiences and learnings with Council.
Please note, only a limited number of households will be selected for the trial. Registering your interest does not guarantee selection for the trial.
Households will be assessed on the stated criteria, as well as overall levels of interest, and the number and variation of interested households.
If you are selected, you will receive the following items to use for a maximum period of three months:
At the end of the three month trial, you can choose to:
For more information and to register your interest, complete this survey by clicking on the button below:
For a full list of all the regulations see our
Local Orders Policy on keeping poultry.
You can also read more about
the requirements of keeping chickens.
For more information, or to ask a specific question, contact our
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