Waitakere City By Law Poultry Keeping

Keeping Birds and Poultry

 

Keeping roosters

Rural areas:
There are no restrictions on the keeping of roosters in rural areas.
Contact us to find out if you are listed as living in a rural area .

Urban areas:
Roosters are only permitted on properties larger than 2,000m2 in size in urban areas.
Contact us to find out if you are listed as living in a urban area 

 

Keeping poultry

Geese, domestic ducks, pigeons, turkeys, doves, peacocks, chickens and any other “domestic fowl” are classed as poultry under Council’s Bylaw 4, Chapter 13.

Rural areas: 
There are no restrictions on the keeping of poultry in rural areas.  
Contact us to find out if you are listed as living in a rural area

Urban areas:
The Bylaw limits the number of poultry that may be kept without Council consent to 12. Poultry housing must be weatherproof and capable of being easily cleaned. The housing is not permitted to be closer than 2 metres from the boundary or within 10 metres of a dwelling. 

I thought this might be useful to some, especially if you live in Waitakere City, 🙂 , lucky for me , if i lived a few kms east, i’d only be allowed half the birds.