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i have been keeping chickens a while i live in the suburbs and am finding it hard to get rare P/B whats the law on keeping roosters i have a poultry license but it just said 350 birds not what sex


Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

What’s the poultry license

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, July 12th, 2018

its a license the department of agriculture,food and the marine want you to apply for to keep track of all the birds being kept anywhere in Ireland its free for now you are suppose to get one even if you have 1 budgie in a cage or 1000 chickens in a farm i applied for 4 hens 4 ducks and 4 pigeons and they sent me a license for 350 birds if i want to sell eating eggs or table ready birds i will need a different license but i can sell hatching eggs or live birds


Thursday, July 12th, 2018

license? are u sure its not a flock number?
with poultry u apply for a flock number, they come out ,inspect premises, an thats it,u get flock number,
i never heard of a license.

pearl
Thursday, July 12th, 2018

you would have to find out from your local co council regarding keeping roosters

pearl
Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Why would you need a flock number? It's kind of pointless unless your dealing with hundreds of birds

Tw
Friday, July 13th, 2018

u dont have to have hundreds to have a flock number.
if u keep poultry or any farm type animal, u need flock/herd numbers.

pearl
Friday, July 13th, 2018

The main reason that you need a flock number is so the department know who has birds and where. They will then know where your birds are if they need to be culled in case of a disease outbreak etc.

FionnG
Friday, July 13th, 2018

Also even if you have 2 chickens or 2000 chickens you need a flock number.

FionnG
Friday, July 13th, 2018


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