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    pepper is offline Seedling
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    If you keep chickens in a residential area in your back garden how many can you have and is it right that the coop needs to be a meter away from the boundary with next door, thanks

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    Not sure, but is there anything mentioned on the deeds to the house?
    If you are renting then you may need to ask your landlord....
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    I don’t know either - your local council should have a list of their byelaws somewhere. Otherwise, is there a local chicken keeping club/society you could approach?

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    I do know that if you have 50 or more chickens you need to register with DEFRA
    http://apha.defra.gov.uk/documents/s...y-guidance.pdf

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    You're not allowed cockerels in a built up area, because of the noise pollution I suppose. Never heard it mentioned they can't be on the boundary line. Mine are!

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    Here in Edinburgh you can put up huts etc in your garden without needing planning permission if they comply with certain maximum height and size limits, and are a minimum of a metre away from your shared boundary. This applied to the summerhouse we just put up.

    I imagine a chicken coop would be the same.

    You should check your local council's website for size regs.

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    ....of course someone has to complain, or the council won't know. Best give cockerels a miss, as Sarriss suggests
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