Keeping chickens is fast becoming the latest craze. Keeping chickens isn’t just a passing fad, and once you begin keeping chickens we promise you won’t want to stop. If you are thinking of keeping chickens, there are a few essential guidelines we are about to outline, to keep the whole process running as smoothly as possible. As with every animal, there are certain regulations to be adhered to, and chickens are no exception. Generally, chickens can be kept in your back garden with minimal upheaval, however to give you peace of mind, we at Cotswold Chickens have provided a little guide to keeping chickens in your garden.
Firstly, before buying your feathered friend we would advise a quick road trip down to your local council or a simple phone call. By having a quick chat with your local authority you can establish if there are any regulations against having chickens in your area. If it appears that there is a restriction, this usually can be appealed against with little inconvenience.
The next stage for keeping chickens in your garden is providing them with a comfy home. We have a vast range of chicken houses that incorporate the coop and the run. This means you don’t have to stress about trying to figure about how many square feet you need per chicken. However If you do feel like building your own run and coop then the animal welfare act insists on one square meter of run per chicken.
If you are in need of any friendly advice about where and how to keep your chickens, then get in touch with us here at Cotswold Chickens today. We will answer any of your chicken queries that you may have. We provide a fantastic range of products, including chicken feed and housing. To keep your chickens properly, or for any advice call us today on 01608 683 912 or visit our website.