SPCA New Zealand
Animal Advocacy

Position Statements

Backyard Chickens and Other Poultry

SPCA supports the keeping of backyard chickens and other poultry, provided they have a Good Life where they experience positive welfare and their physical, health, and behavioural needs are met.

People interested in keeping poultry should ensure they are able to provide for their birds’ physical, health and behavioural needs, find a vet which specialises in poultry or avian medicine and be familiar with their local Council Bylaws before adopting poultry.

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