Hen Keeping Village of Pouce Coupe

Backyard Hen Keeping

The keeping of hens in Pouce Coupe is in accordance with the Hen Keeping Bylaw No. 1024, 2020.  A person who engages in backyard hen keeping must:

  1. Be the registered owner or obtain permission from the registered property owner of the property where hens are kept, and reside at the property where the hens are kept;
  2. Keep no more than four (4) hens per parcel of land;
  3.  A backyard hen enclosure must be located in the rear yard of the property;
  4. Backyard hen enclosures must be clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for residential purposes, and must be conducted by a resident of the parcel;
  5. A backyard hen enclosure must only use a pen and a coop as regulated by this bylaw;
  6. The maximum size of a coop is 8.0 m2 in floor area and 2.0 m in height;
  7. The coop and pen must be placed at least 2.5 m from the exterior of side parcel line, the interior side parcel line and the rear parcel line;
  8. A valid permit must be obtained through the Village of Pouce Coupe in order to operate a backyard hen enclosure;

There is a two stage process to keeping hens in the Village of Pouce Coupe. The first stage is a permit for keeping hens and an inspection. The second stage is the licencing of the hen/hens (4) maximum. This process must be done each year. The permit and the license are for the calendar year. Please call the Village of Pouce Coupe for more information.




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