Warringah Council Policy on poultry, from their website
- The maximum recommended number of domestic chickens is 10
- Chickens must not be kept closer than 4.5 metres from residential premises. Ducks and geese and other poultry are required to be kept 30 metres from residential premises
- Roosters are not to be kept on residential premises (as crowing may cause offensive noise)
- Enclosures must not be closer than 900mm from any boundary
- Enclosures made from metal components must be created from low reflective factory precoloured materials
- The floor area of an enclosure must not exceed 10m2 and the floor must be impervious
- The height of the enclosure must not exceed 2.4 m and any roof water from the enclosure must not cause a nuisance to any adjoining owners
- There must not be more than 2 enclosures per property
- Poultry yards must be enclosed to prevent poultry from escaping
- Yards must be kept in a clean condition, free of rats and mice and create no offensive odour
In addition if you go to Policies you find: Warringah Council Policy, Policy No. PL 370 Animal, Animal Management Policy, Effective Date 28 August 2013 Version 1. Appendix One: Requirements for keeping animals in Warringah Local Government Area
Keeping of poultry must not create a nuisance or be dangerous or injurious to health. Poultry yards must be kept clean and free of offensive odours.
Must be at least 3m from boundary.
This is a litttle bit confusing for your free-range chickens as they don’t know how long a metre is.
However, keeping backyard chickens is a wonderful way to have ethically produced organic eggs and hours of companionship and entertainment from these delightful creatures.