Chooks in backyards

Chooks in backyards
Chooks in Backyards
Keeping chooks is a great way to reduce your impact on our environment. Read about the many benefits of keeping chickens. Chooks chickens pets animals canterbury bankstown Keeping chooks is a great way to reduce your impact on our environment. Read about the many benefits of keeping chickens.  


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: 

  • Only keep a maximum of 10 chickens and no roosters;
  • Control offensive noise, odours and vermin;
  • Keep food in sealed vermin-proof containers;
  • ​Dispose of waste materials appropriately; 
  • Keep yards enclosed to prevent chickens escaping; and 
  • Coops should be kept on sand, concrete or asphalt, to prevent vermin digging inside, and 4.5 metres away from neighbouring properties. 

More information

For a full list of all the regulations see our Local Orders Policy on k​eeping poultry. 

You can also read more about the require​ments of keeping chickens.

Contact

For more information, or to ask a specific question, contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.