Chickens are afraid of large predators like owls and hawks. By placing realistic decoys near your garden, you can scare the chickens away. You do want to keep your chickens on their toes, so to speak.

It is common for chickens, ducks, and other poultry to carry Salmonella and Campylobacter. These are bacteria that can live naturally in the intestines of poultry and many other animals and can be passed in their droppings or feces. Even organically fed poultry can become infected with Salmonella and Campylobacter.

To be a legal “farm” for tax purposes you have minimum acreage requirements and there there are maximum amounts of livestock depending on zoning, A1, A2, etc. So, legally, if your plot of land qualifies as a farm, 1 chicken should be enough. If it does not meet the land qualifications, the # of chickens doesn’t matter.

Agricultural Income [Section 10(1)] As per section 10(1), agricultural income earned by the taxpayer in India is exempt from tax. Agricultural income is defined under section 2(1A) of the Income-tax Act.

Making money from your brood To sell at local markets, registration is only required if more than 50 birds are kept. To sell at a public market regardless of how many hens you have, you must stamp eggs with the best before date and advice to keep eggs chilled after purchase.