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

Jul
25
Tue
5:30 pm Mini Orchard Workday @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mini Orchard Workday @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Workdays are mandatory for Orchard members, but the public is welcome to come lend a hand at our monthly orchard workday, learn about orchard care taking and ask questions. Make sure to stay for a potluck and social[...]
5:30 pm Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sustainable Solano established a hillside community orchard in Benicia in 2014 that serves as an educational lab for the entire community on ecological small-scale orchard planting and management. The public is welcome to lend a hand at[...]
Jul
29
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm What’s For Dinner? Vallejo @ John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
What’s For Dinner? Vallejo @ John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next seasonal cooking workshop for Summer will be July 29th. In that workshop Chef Lisa will be teaching the group how to make fresh pesto sauce(s). In addition to the traditional basil and pine[...]