I pulled on my gum boots this morning and walked out my back door across the yard to the corner of our lot where my chickens clucked impatiently for their morning treats. A few years ago this would have been considered illegal, but lucky for me Vancouver’s City Council passed an amendment to a bylaw that now allows city dwellers to raise a few hens in their back yard for eggs. Now there is a group of North Vancouver residents seeking similar changes to by-laws on the North Shore.
“We believe backyard hens to be a positive change for the community, adding variety and value to our urban landscape, while reflecting the City and District of North Vancouver’s sustainable living and environmental mandates.” – Chickens in North Vancouver
I love my chickens, and my neighbours love their eggs! I’m excited to see a group on the North Shore working on this idea.
If you’re interested in learning more about why chickens in the city is a good idea, or how to get involved, you can visit their website: http://www.chickensinnorthvancouver.wordpress.com
Have an egg-celent day!