Poulty provide a source of food and enjoyment for many people. They are a common feature of backyards in the district and are usually large enough to support a well-maintained enclosure without causing undue offence to neighbours. However there may be some problems encountered with poorly constructed and maintained enclosures including:
Noise, especially from roosters and turkeys
Fly breeding and attraction
Rat or mouse attraction
Should Council receive a complaint regarding the above problems then an order can be placed on the owner of the animals. This is usually undertaken after informal discussions in an attempt to remedy the issue have failed.
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