Keeping chickens is a rewarding experience for the whole family and also teaches children about the responsibilities of keeping pets.
On average, each chicken can produce 200 eggs per year. Chickens can eat food scraps from your kitchen and turn those scraps into fresh eggs and savings on chicken feed.
Ready-made chicken pens can be bought or you can build a pen using recycled and reclaimed materials. A pen should consist of a roosting and nesting quarters and an outdoor run where chickens can get plenty of exercise and sun while they scratch and bathe in the soil.
If you are unsure whether chickens are the right pet for you, try before you buy with a trial from a chicken rental company. They can supply everything needed to start out.
More than 2 chickens will require a planning permit. You are not allowed more than 5 chickens within our municipality.
Please contact our planning department for more information on (03) 9599 4666.