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Chickens in Vancouver

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A good day for Urban Chicken supporters in British Columbia:

The City of Vancouver has moved one step closer to allowing urban chicken coops in residential backyards.

Councillors voted unanimously on Thursday night to direct staff to study the issue and draft a bylaw amendment.

City staff will take a few months to look at issues such as the prospect of an avian influenza outbreak, noise complaints and a possible rise in predators before presenting the draft amendment to the council for a vote.

via Vancouver hatches plan for backyard chickens.

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.