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Domestic Hens

Raising backyard chickens will require sound animal care and management, including proper planning, careful management, disease prevention plan to control diseases, and a complete and balanced feeding and watering program.

Make sure you follow the guidelines set forth by the Metropolitan Government of Davidson County before getting started in raising your backyard chickens.

  • Renew your permit

For permits expiring on 1/1/2017, MPHD will be accepting renewal payments online. Please check this page or follow us on Twitter for updates about this upcoming feature.