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

How you can share your thoughts

The proposed bylaw will be presented at a public hearing on Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm.

Get public hearing details

Review the draft domestic hens bylaw now