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Whatcha clucking about? Georgina hosts backyard chicken meeting

Georgina hosting public information session Oct. 10
Oct. 7, 2019
Amanda Persico

Don’t get your feathers in a bunch -- just yet.

The town is hosting a public information session for residents to learn more about backyard hens.

Earlier this year, backyard hens were discussed during a council meeting. Councillors were also presented with a staff report outlining several options, including a pilot project to allow backyard chickens in certain areas for a limited time. Another option was a licensing regime for backyard hens.

In York Region, only Newmarket and East Gwillimbury allow backyard chickens with a number of conditions such as: Prohibiting roosters; limiting the number of hens per residence and the number of residences with backyard chickens, building standards for chicken coops; and a prescribed lot sizes for backyard coops.

Residents can also add their comments through an online survey. Hard copies of the survey are also available at various town facilities.

Chicken or the egg?

Georgina Public Information Session:

Town staff from development services and bylaws will be available to answer questions and provide information.

Comments and questions can be sent to Shayne Connors, or 905-476-4305 ext. 2442.

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