Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A List of Where Some Canadian Cities Stand on Backyard Chickens

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A List of Where Some Canadian Cities Stand on Backyard Chickens

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Where Canadian cities stand on backyard chickens

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VICTORIA - The trend of backyard chickens for a farm-to-table egg experience is growing, with the latest business, called Rent The Chicken, opening in Greater Victoria. Here is a list of backyard chicken regulations for some Canadian cities:

-- The City of Edmonton runs an urban hens pilot project and has issued 50 licences. Its Community Services Committee is studying potential issues and concerns associated with keeping urban hens and will report back to the city next year.

-- Vancouver allows a maximum of four hens per lot, but no roosters are permitted. Residents are not allowed to slaughter the chickens in the backyard.

-- Whitehorse residents can have six hens on their urban property as long as they apply for a permit, have the hens for personal use only and don't sell the eggs, manure, meat or other chicken products. …

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