Poultry

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The table below shows the amount of poultry you can have on your property.

Animal type

Property size (square metres)

Without Animal keeping approval

With Animal keeping approval

Chickens

0 to 450

0

Up to 4 chickens or 6 bantams

451 to 600

Up to 4 chickens or 6 bantams

Not applicable

601 to 2,000

Up to 20 chickens at a density no greater than 1 per 100 square metres

Not applicable

2,000+

20 chickens plus 1 additional animal per 100 square metres. Maximum of 100.

Not applicable

Roosters

0 to 5,000

0

0

5,001 to 20,000

3

4-20

20,000+

Up to 20

21-100

Waterfowl and guinea fowl

0 to 600

0

0

601 to 1,200

6

7-12

1,201 to 2,000

12

13-20

2,000+

20

Not applicable

Peafowl

0 to 8,000

0

0

8,001 to 25,000

0

2

25,000+

2

4

Turkey

0 to 4,000

0

0

4,001 to 20,000

3

Up to 20

20,000+

20

Not applicable

Pheasants

All properties

Up to 100, with 1 bird per 30 square metres

Up to 100 with more than 1 bird per 30 square metres

 

To apply for an Animal keeping approval, please see Animal keeping local laws and permits.

You may need a development approval if you want to keep more poultry than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

Enclosure requirements

Preventing your poultry from escaping is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Enclosures should be in a clean and tidy condition at all times.

Enclosures must:

  • be at least 90cm from the boundary of the property
  • be at least 10 metres from a neighbouring dwelling (not including roosters and peafowl)
  • be at least 30 metres from a neighbouring dwelling (for roosters and peafowl)
  • have a minimum area of 1 square metre per bird

General requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure keeping the poultry does not cause:

  • a build-up of animal faeces
  • breeding or harbouring of flies or vermin
  • damage to property
  • harm to human health or safety
  • nuisance
  • disruption to a neighbour’s enjoyment

For more information about Animal Keeping Local Laws, please visit Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002, or Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002.