Vancouver allows for chickens

Chicken coop for the soul

It appears that Vancouver City Council has adopted a by-law change that will allow residents to keep chickens in their backyard. While not unprecedented (Portland and Seattle are two examples cited in the article) it does seem to be a West Coast thing. Halifax and Toronto have recently banned them in favour of more moderate approaches to home food-growing.

It’s easy to see the extreme viewpoint on this– what happens when every house has a few chickens? Will everyone know how to care for them? Won’t people go crazy with all that clucking going on? Avian Flu anyone?

I find it kind of cool. I want a chicken.

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