Backyard Chickens

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Two hens on the grass in a yard beside a walkway leading to a covered porch.

A group of residents interested in backyard chickens recently made a presentation to Council, asking for consideration to keep backyard chickens in the City of Waterloo. Council has asked staff to look into the feasibility of backyard/urban chickens and get a wider opinion from the general public on this topic.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and share your thoughts with us. Staff are working to review the survey data, researching best practices, and will make an eventual report to Council. Once more information on this project, including a timeline for that council report, is available, it will all be shared on this project page.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback so far on this project. A staff report will be going to Council (page 329 of the Council packet) on Monday, April 19.

A group of residents interested in backyard chickens recently made a presentation to Council, asking for consideration to keep backyard chickens in the City of Waterloo. Council has asked staff to look into the feasibility of backyard/urban chickens and get a wider opinion from the general public on this topic.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and share your thoughts with us. Staff are working to review the survey data, researching best practices, and will make an eventual report to Council. Once more information on this project, including a timeline for that council report, is available, it will all be shared on this project page.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback so far on this project. A staff report will be going to Council (page 329 of the Council packet) on Monday, April 19.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We're interested in knowing what everyone thinks about the possibility of allowing backyard chickens in the City of Waterloo. Whether you are in support, not in support, or undecided, we'd like to understand why. Please take a few moments and complete our survey. The survey will be open through Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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