Benicia Community Chickens

chicken.212If you are considering keeping backyard chickens, you’re in good company. Benicia’s chicken population is growing, along with all of the benefits chickens provide: fresh, delicious, and highly nutritious eggs, pest control, and compost! Hens can also provide hours of entertainment for your family. They each have a unique personality, and keeping three or more hens is ideal for their social structure.

You might be interested to know that Benicia’s Municipal Code allows families in single-family homes to keep up to ten hens. Multi-family residences are allowed up to six. Roosters are not permitted. Hens must be at least 20 feet from your neighbor’s house. No permit is required.

For more information and to connect with other chicken-keepers in Benicia email us at chickens@beniciacommunitygardens.org

Additional Resources:

Full text Benicia Municipal Code (Title 6 Animal Control Regulations) http://www.codepublishing.com/ca/benicia/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/

Upcoming Events

May
27
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
Jun
6
Tue
6:30 pm Sustainable Landscaping Class @ Vallejo Foley Community Center
Sustainable Landscaping Class @ Vallejo Foley Community Center
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer is a good time to start dreaming and planning about our garden renewal. This is the perfect class for homeowners who are thinking about replacing a lawn or who would like to make their[...]
Jun
24
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]