If you want to look after a few chickens and you live in an urban area, there are a few things you should read up about first. First of all you'll be pleased to know that you can't own a rooster if you live in a predominately urban area - for obvious reasons. Our Bylaws state that you can't allow animal noises to become a nuisance to your neighbours and a rooster would be right up there. If you live in an urban area, you are allowed to keep chickens and other poultry, but there are a few conditions. You can own up to 6 birds They must be caged in a purpose built coop, with protection from the rain and a concrete floor (or other approved materials) If you have a run, it too must be enclosed. The coop and/or run, must be 10m away from any dwelling (i.e. your house) and at least 2m away from any boundary (like your fence with your neighbours) You must make sure your coop is well maintained In general, you can't let your animals become a nuisance to your neighbours, there are several web resources that will provide more information about looking after chickens.