Toronto Chickens

To Toronto City Council: Chickens have existed in cities since the dawn of time, and they still exist all over the world. Benefits to raising hens in the City of Toronto include: 1. Fresh, healthy, delicious eggs, free of pesticides and antibiotics. 2. Chickens eat table scrapes, reducing municipal solid waste. 3. Chickens produce a rich fertilizer by-product, high in nitrogen, eliminating the need for petrochemical fertilizers. 4. Educational - teaches children where our food comes from and demonstrates responsible pet ownership. 5. Great pets - Chickens are people-friendly. Their behaviour is interesting and entertaining. 6. Chickens eat bugs, reducing our backyard pest population. We, the undersigned, citizens of the City of Toronto, urge Toronto City Council, to update the Toronto Municipal Code in order to permit the responsible keeping of backyard chickens.




  • Joëlle Free the chickens from the factories!!

  • Josie I have serious food allergies and ever since I started growing my own backyard food my allergic episodes have decreased by over 80%.

    I will like to take that a step further and also include 3-4 chicken in my backyard.

    I have the space, the patience and time to adequately take care of my birds.

    I Am doing my little bit to help my city, Would You- as the legislators stand with me and others and help us do the same? Allow people with adequately sized backyards to have chicken. Thank You!


  • hana OTTA Chicken is much quitter than dog, never ever disturbs anybody at night.
    Non agresive-not like kiler Cat
    Friendly to kids. Eat leftover-very little left for green bin. Give eggs and provides companionship.Vet will dispose of a sick chicken or treat it.

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