Sunday, March 7, 2021

Chicken ownership in urban areas to be considered

Allowing chickens at homes in urban areas across Chatham-Kent is set to be considered by Council.

West Kent Councillor Mark Authier brought the topic forward when he entered a notice of motion at the June 15, 2020 electronic Council meeting.

“That homes in urban areas can have up to six chickens per household,” Authier said in his notice of motion.

Authier added no roosters will be allowed and the chickens would only be allowed at single family dwellings.

“Exclusions include apartment buildings, and multiplex homes,” Authier said.

Currently, chickens are not allowed in urban areas across the Municipality, as stated in the responsible animal ownership by-law.

“They are only permitted on premises zoned agricultural under the Municipality’s zoning by-law which meet the zoning requirements,” the Municipal website states.

The full bylaw can be found, here.

Authier said he will be bringing the motion forward at the next Chatham-Kent Council meeting, which is scheduled for June 29, 2020.

The meeting will be held electronically starting at 6 p.m.

It can be LIVE streamed on YouTube or Facebook.

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