Chicken Keeping in the United Kingdom?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by BasenjiFan, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. BasenjiFan

    BasenjiFan In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    This is just a curiosity of mine; do any of you well-informed BYCers know how to find laws/ordinances on chicken keeping in the United Kingdom?

    I've been accepted to several schools of veterinary medicine (finally!!), one of which is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. I can easily find the municipal codes regarding chicken keeping around the two U.S. schools I've been accepted at, but not Scotland. As I am seriously considering this school, I thought I'd see if I could keep chickens there during the four years of study. I've searched, including Midlothian (where most of the school is located) and the Midlothian Council website... but I've found nothing (that doesn't mean that it's not hiding there). Any tips will be appreciated!

  2. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    I am not sure about Edinburgh, but keeping chickens in your garden in the UK is ok, but roosters are not allowed in the towns and cities generally.

    I am lucky that I am on the ouskirts of my own town, but it is an increasing trend in the UK to keep a few chickens, maybe Highlander will have a better idea specifically about Scotland.

    Good luck and welcome to the UK if you do come over.

  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    I'm very rural so I didn't have any worries, but I will do some digging for you in the morning. I'll let you know what I can find. [​IMG]

    Jena - go to bed, it's late! [​IMG]

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