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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Steps to Keeping Backyard Hens
Please take the time to review the documents below before getting your backyard hens.
Step 1 - City Regulations
Prospective backyard hen owners are required to familiarize themselves with the relevant
sections of the Animal Control By-law (197kb) and Zoning and Development By-law
(42kb) (both revised June 2010). These by-laws set out the rules and requirements
for keeping backyard hens—including the maximum number of hens, the size and location
of chicken coops, and other important details.
Step 2 - Important Information: Hen care
Hen owners are also required to review the following documents before registering their hens: