Allow Laying Hens in the City of Edmonton

Kevin Kossowan
Kevin Kossowan 161 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/
  • Samsen Rohm
    Samsen Rohm Canada, Edmonton
    Oct 18, 2017
    Oct 18, 2017
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could all develop a greater understanding of our relationship to food?
  • Jessica LaMer
    Jessica LaMer Canada, Edmonton
    Sep 07, 2017
    Sep 07, 2017
    I am really hoping this program continues to grow. I am currently applying for a license but was informed that all 50 spots are already taken so will be on a waiting list. Really hopeful the city will open it up for more locations.
    Think it is a wonderful program and am hopeful I will be a part of the collective soon
  • 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. :)
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