Backyard Hens

What's the (s)Coop?

At the October 11th, 2022 Regular Council Meeting, Council adopted amendment bylaws to allow for a Backyard Hen Pilot Program.

The program will run until October 31st, 2024. A maximum of 10 properties will be able to participate in the program. Applications are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Are you thinking of keeping backyard hens? Review the following documents to see if you're eligible and if keeping hens is right for you!

Start with our Hen Owner Guidelines for general regulations. For details, check out:

  1. Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 1961, 2022
  2. Animal Care and Responsibility Amendment Bylaw No. 1962, 2022
  3. Fees and Charges Bylaw Amendment No. 1963, 2022
  4. Bylaw Notice of Enforcement Amendment Bylaw No. 1964, 2022

Have Questions? Read our FAQs.

Ready to apply? Get your application here.

Staff are here to support you. Let us know if you have questions.