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Back Yard Hen Public Consultation 



 

Loyalist Township does not currently have a By-law regulating the ownership of back yard chickens, hens/other birds. By-law enforcement receives calls ranging from inquiries about owning backyard hens to nuisance complaints. When a complaint is received the only means of enforcement is through the Noise By-law and the Property Standards By-law.

With the growing popularity of owning backyard hens and the inquiries the Township receives, the Township is investigating an array of options to regulate backyard hens, which includes,

  • Remain Status Quo. Respond to backyard hen/other bird complaints through the Safe Yards and Noise By-law.
  • Establish a Pilot Program to allow residents to own backyard hens for 2 years through a licensing program. 
  • Prohibit the ownership of backyard hens through a by-law.

With this background information in mind, we invite you to complete a short survey. It should take no more than five minutes of your time. Your input is essential in assisting with developing a By-law to regulate backyards hens in the Township. To access the survey, please click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/backyardhen

The survey will be available from July 15 to August 30, 2019. 

Paper copies of the survey are also available by contacting the Clerks Department at 613-386-7351 ext 120/121 or info@loyalist.ca. 

 

Engagement Sessions 

We also encourage residents to attend any of the in-person engagement sessions scheduled as follows:

  • July 31, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at the Administration Office in Odessa, 263 Main St. Odessa
  • August 7, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at the Amherstview Fire Station, 363 Amherst Dr. Amherstview
  • August 8, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at the Bath Fire Station, 241 Church St. Bath 


For more information about the survey or the engagement sessions please call 613-386-7351, ext. 120/121, or email info@loyalist.ca.

If you need Loyalist Township information in another format, please call 613-386-7351, ext. 100, or e-mail info@loyalist.ca.