Share your thoughts on the draft backyard hens bylaw

Council is considering a bylaw that would allow you to keep hens (female chickens) in your back yard, and they would like your input.

The draft bylaw includes these provisions:

  • Only 2 – 6 hens allowed (no roosters)
  • Hens have to be registered (owners will be able to do it online)
  • Hens must be housed in a properly constructed chicken coop
  • Hens will only be permitted on properties zoned Single Family Residential
  • Coops and food will have to be properly maintained to prevent access by wildlife or other animals

Please take a few minutes to review the draft bylaw, and then tell us what you think. 

You have until April 7, 2017 to share your views.

Review the draft domestic hens bylaw now