Chickens in European Cities

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by karenmaybe, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. karenmaybe

    karenmaybe Hatching

    Jun 4, 2010
    Hi Everyone! I'm new around here, and I'm dong research on urban chickens.

    I was wondering if anyone knows what the state of urban chickens in european cities are? Specifically, I'm wondering which ones allow it, or don't? Is there a comprehensive list somewhere that anyone knows about?

    Any information on this would be extremely helpful!!


    - Karen
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    First: [​IMG]

    Second: Wow--tough question. Especially since my understanding is Europe is a fairly large place [​IMG]

    If you have a specific city, we might be able to help you start your research--but keep in mind most of us are law laymen---in the US. I'll help if I can, but I need to know where to start. [​IMG]
  3. DaiquiriDuck

    DaiquiriDuck In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    Its not so much a case of particular cities in Europe just the laws of different countries I think. I know for a fact in England, Wales and Scotland there isn't much zoning if at all on keeping Chickens. I know people who have chickens in the middle of London! There's no real rule as to where and when you can keep them, Its more a case of if your chickens become an annoyance to the neighbours they can report you to environment health (for noise pollution or sometimes health (if it really smells) who may have to tell you to get rid of the rooster or sort it out. More of a try and it and see approach... and if no one complains or notices then your allowed them [​IMG]

    The only problem now is with more and more people keeping chickens and rare breeds in their garden... there are more reports of chicken theft!! [​IMG] Which always leaves a chicken owner at unease in the UK.

    In belgium they encourage it!! [url =–-but-theyre-not-for-eating] Link[/url]

    You may find something on the EU website? Link [​IMG] or any of the governmental websites (just type in the European country followed by government website into google) most of them are in their native language and UK English.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My son is living in NE Hungary. He says all of the chickens are in the country and all they get are brown eggs.
    (He came from a home with a mixed basket)

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010

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