Urban chickens (banned in Ottawa) are flocking to Gatineau

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, March 5, 2018

Backyard chicken coops — banned in Ottawa — are taking off in Gatineau, where the city proposes to expand its small experiment in urban farming to allow coops for 200 homes.

The expansion, still to be approved by council, would allow up to three hens per home — but no roosters because the neighbours may wish to sleep. Gatineau also proposes 50 licences for beehives. Commercial production is not allowed.

So far, the reviews from Phase 1 are good


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