So you want to keep animals in your backyard? Well, we at Cache Valley Sheds have done a little research on how you can keep animals in your own backyard. Here are three “must-do’s” before raising animals in your own backyard.
Check Your Backyard (Zoning)
First things first, we need to make sure you can actually keep animals in your backyard and keep them comfortable in their own environment. According to Logan City, you will need at least 2100 square meters to keep at least one bigger animal(s) (such as pigs, sheep, goats, or horses).
Your City Council will also have to give you permissions and zone your land. Zoning is what the city does to govern the “use” of your land. They make sure everything is up to par, and also, zoning makes sure you can raise and contain your animals properly.
2. Check With Your Neighbors
This is sort of an obvious thing, but you should check with your neighbors. Make sure that whatever animal you are planning to raise won’t cause any problems or worse, potential lawsuits. Plus, it’s just the courteous thing to do.
Along with the city zoning processes, they will probably make sure your animals will not disturb or harm the neighborhood in anyway. So our advice is to do your research about the animal you want and make sure you are prepared to keep this animal.
3. Check General Requirements
Like we said before, do your research. It will save you a lot of time and headache. We have come up with a small checklist of general requirements that must happen while you are raising this animal in your backyard. So if you cannot keep up with these things, go back and re-think about the things you need so you can keep up with these requirements:
- No damage to property
- Cannot harm human health, safety, or personal injury
- Will it be a significant disturbance, inconvenience, or annoyance to a person’s enjoyment of their place of residence
- Make sure the area is clean and tidy
If this is something that you are actually considering, check the exact regulations on the Logan City Website.
4. The 4th Thing
Even though you have decided to raise an animal, you are definitely going to need a place to house them. That’s where Cache Valley Sheds come into play. We sell sheds and barns that can fit right into your backyard to make the perfect home for your new animal.
Also, once you have decided that raising a farm animal is what you want to do, read 4 Best Farm Animals To Raise In Cache Valley, to help you pick the right animal for you.
Check out Cache Valley Sheds’ wide selection of Mini Barns that would meet your backyard and animal needs.