Conditions of keeping poultry
In order to keep poultry within the City, they must be kept in an enclosure:
- Of at least 20 square metres
- 1.2 metres away from any property boundary
- Nine metres away from a dwelling, public building, premises where people are employed or a place where food is located. The approval of the Manager Environmental Health Services is required before any poultry is kept closer than nine metres
- With a weatherproof poultry roost for the poultry to shelter. The poultry roost must allow a minimum of 0.3 square metres per bird and have a 250mm perimeter wall sloped around and to the front. The floor must be a minimum of 50mm thick.
The poultry pen as well as structures, feed and water containers must be kept in clean. A clean poultry enclosure prevents odour and doesn't attract vermin or flies.