Backyard Bees, Chickens & Goats Approved

Have you had a hankering to keep goats, bees or chickens in your backyard?

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012  |  Updated 12:25 PM PDT
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Have you had a hankering to keep goats, bees or chickens in your backyard?

Thanks to changes to rules for urban agriculture approved by San Diego City Council, it’ll be easier for San Diegans to access locally-produced food and products.

A few key changes include:

  • More chickens are permitted in backyards – up to 25 for certain areas. But roosters are prohibited.
  • Miniature goats can be in backyards as long as they are de-horned.
  • Bee keepers can have up to two hives per lot as long as they maintain certain distances from other residences.
     

The changes are expected to go into effect in mid-March. For a full list of regulations, check out the PDF.

 
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