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Ottawa Urban Chicken

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Dear Ottawa City Hall:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

We, residents of Ottawa, would like you to change the City by-law to allow residents to keep a limited number of hens (no roosters) in their backyards within City limits. Keeping hens would enable residents to provide a nutritious, delicious, safe, and environmentally friendly eggs for their families, while at the same time teaching our children where food comes from, and what it is worth.

Dr. David Waltner-Toews, veterinarian, epidemiologist, and professor at the University of Guelph, has written that he knows of “no evidence linking human illness with keeping small urban flocks.” Further, he believes that “if we do not make room for these urban entrepreneurs, we risk losing a set of very important food-rearing skills that will enable us to better navigate the economic, climatic and environmental instability our society will face in the coming decades.”

Backyard hens have always been allowed in many major US cities, including New York. Canadian cities such as Vancouver are now catching up. Please let us, the residents of Ottawa, join millions of other city dwellers in North America who are allowed to provide eggs for our families by keeping a few hens in the backyard.


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  • Guy Marcotte
    Guy Marcotte Canada, Ottawa
    Apr 23, 2017
    Apr 23, 2017
    I would like to keep 2 to 3 chickens. Change the bylaw but cap it, if you must to so many per lot size.
  • Crystal Lurk
    Crystal Lurk Canada, Ottawa
    Jan 16, 2017
    Jan 16, 2017
    Please allow ottawaians to have backyard hens! It would be such a great teaching tool for the kids and helpful for families in general!
  • mike delorme
    mike delorme Canada, Ottawa
    Dec 27, 2016
    Dec 27, 2016
    I would like to keep a few chickens in my backyard. Too many benefits to ignore
  • Vincent Gendron
    Vincent Gendron Canada, Gatineau
    Jun 13, 2015
    Jun 13, 2015
    Even though I live across the river, in Gatineau, I want to support any effort towards urban chicken. I wish to accomplish to same thing here and have happy chickens in my backyard.
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