Urban Chicken Coops? [General]

2009 Mar 27
Yea, or nea?

I'd like to have one here in the Parkdale Market area, but the city won't let me. I believe the smell and noise of a few chickens for personal use would be less than my neighbours 3 huge dogs. I have enough spent grain over the course of a summer that I could easily feed them at no cost to me, and slaughter them in the fall so I don't have to worry about overwintering them.

If regulated, hygene would not be an issue - certainly less so of an issue than the irresponsible dog owners who leave poo everywhere - so obvious this time of year.

Mar 14
Bumping this up because Gatineau is opening it's doors to urban farming specifically production of hens and honey: ottawacitizen.com