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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:11 am 
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Hey everyone. I live in Scenic Rim council and I have 3 hens. I’m aware that I’m allowed to have 6 chooks on my property. I can’t find any local laws on keeping any other birds. I want a pair of muscovys as well. Does anyone know if:
- I can incl a pair of ducks in my total of 6 and if so,
- Can I include a male?

(So that would be 3 hens, and a pair of ducks).

Thoughts pls?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:03 pm 
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You could call the council, to be on the safe side. I can’t see why they’d say no though, if you’re within your 6 bird allowance. I hope you end up getting the ducks - they’re lovely to have around :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:56 pm 
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The regulations against roosters tend to be about their noise. Male ducks are quieter than females so I wouldn't ask that part of the question.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:22 pm 
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The regulations around here are 6 poultry - and in that only one duck. So ask carefully!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:26 am 
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One duck? How cruel. Ducks need at least one other duck.

Muscovies are so quiet the neighbours wouldn’t even know they were there.

Let us know how you get on :)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:01 am 
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Don't ask - just do!

Councils only act on complaint - and then only with very solid proof.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:47 pm 
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It's better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Wombatalso wrote:
It's better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission

Exactly!

We have all been brainwashed into submission.

A lot of legislation is essentially immoral and unethical. It is also easy to counter most quasi law (such as local government acts) with truer and more established legal precedent.

You have every right to keep ducks in your backyard because essentially it is not illegal to do so. Local government acts (their rules and regulations) are essentially unenforceable. (Believe me - they have tried with me and failed!)

For example, a local government officer may claim to have the right to enter your property to remove an alleged "nuisance" animal. But the right and law pertaining to no trespass trumps that asserted "right". (So, for example, a council officer would need a search warrant issued by a magistrate or judge of the courts in order to enter your property. No council is going to go to all that trouble and expense over a duck. And if they tried they would most likely be laughed out of court and told to go chase some real criminals. :rooll ) I'm serious! ;-)

All the best with it. :duck2

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