Allow Laying Hens in the City of Edmonton

Kevin Kossowan
Kevin Kossowan 159 Comments
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I am adding my name to the growing numbers of citizens asking for ‘Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145’ to be amended toallow laying hens within the City of Edmonton.

Chickens have lived symbiotically with humans for thousands of years for a large variety of sensible reasons. As pets, they are friendly and social. Hens are quieter than, and pose no risk of aggressive violence like dogs. They’re more easily contained than an outdoor cat. By virtue of their small size, hens are better suited to the small spaces offered by the urban environment than many pets currently allowed by the bylaw.
Unlike other pets, hens provide the following benefits to their owners and community:

high quality local food [eggs]chemical-free insect control in gardensreduced haulage of city waste by consuming household kitchen wasterich soil amendment from composted manureincreased connection to one’s food sourceincreased local food security
In keeping with Edmonton’s progressive nature, I ask that council follow the lead of many cities who have already led the way [Vancouver, Victoria, Guelph, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, etc], and allow hens within the City of Edmonton.

Sponsor

http://www.rivercitychickens.org/

Links

http://www.rivercitychickens.org/
  • Dale Nisbet
    Dale Nisbet Canada, Vancouver
    May 08, 2017
    May 08, 2017
    Hello, my wife and I would like the option to own hens and have access to fresh eggs in the comfort of our own yard.
  • Morgan Bernet Guyon
    Morgan Bernet Guyon Canada, Edmonton
    Apr 17, 2017
    Apr 17, 2017
    I would love love love to be able to raise backyard hens in the city. Finding affordable high quality food sources has become so difficult. It would be absolutely amazing to be given the opportunity to raise and "grow" my own eggs. :)
  • Kyla toma
    Kyla toma Canada, Edmonton
    Mar 24, 2017
    Mar 24, 2017
    This is long overdue, we are looking forward to the current pilot being expanded!
  • Amanda Falk
    Amanda Falk Canada, Edmonton
    Mar 24, 2017
    Mar 24, 2017
    Can this please be discussed in council and passed? The pilot has gone on long enough to have enough positive data to be able to pass it.
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