Egg-citing news! City introduces a two-year urban hen keeping pilot program

June 11, 2024

The City is introducing a two-year urban hen keeping pilot program that will benefit residents by creating the opportunity for hen keepers to house three to six hens safely in their backyard. Participants will work with the City to ensure enclosures are well kept and hens are healthy.  

Residents looking to be part of the program will need to apply for a hen keeping licence and follow guidelines to ensure hens and their enclosures are kept in egg-cellent condition.

Hen keepers are responsible for making sure enclosures are in good condition to prevent smells, avoid attracting pests and to be respectful to surrounding neighbours.