Costa Mokola
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20 May 2021
8:50 pm

How many chickens are you allowed to keep in your home?

Costa Mokola

Regardless of what the reason might be, there are rules and regulations to keeping chickens in your backyard, if you live in Cape Town, Joburg or Durban.

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Do you know how many dogs people in suburban areas are allowed to have? “What, how?” you may ask.

Depending on where you reside, you may not be able to keep a specific number of animals at your place without having a permit.

Surprisingly, this also applies to chickens. Yes, chickens. An animal that you are unlikely to come across with at a household in a suburban area.

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This is because people keep chickens on their property to either sell to the public or, what is more unlikely, to keep them as pets.

Regardless of what the reason might be, there are rules and regulations to keeping chickens in your backyard and if you are to follow the law of the land, then you might want to keep the following in mind when it comes to keeping chickens.

By: Costa Mokola