Keeping chickens is a great way to maintain a supply of fresh eggs, recycle your food scraps and help control garden weeds and insects.
In New South Wales, it is legal to keep chickens in your backyard but there are restrictions on how many chickens you can keep and how you can house them.
Under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, no more than 10 chickens can be kept in large lot residential properties.
By law, your chicken coop or poultry house must be:
A poultry house can be built or installed on land in a residential zone but not if the property is:
You should also note: