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Launch of pilot project Raising hens in the urban environment

Published on 25 May 2021

As of June 1, 2021, Ville de Châteauguay taking the first steps and moving forward with a pilot project allowing hens to be raised in the urban environment.

Over the next two years, a maximum of 100 licences in the amount of $25 will be granted for keeping hens in the territory. Citizens interested in participating in the project must meet some participation conditions and eligibility criteria such as:

  • Reside in a single-family dwelling (detached or semi-detached) and own a private lot with a minimum area of 350 square metres (3,767 ft2).
  • Have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) hens on private land. Possession of a rooster is prohibited.
  • The hens must remain permanently inside a hen coop with an outside enclosure (pen) so that they can roam freely. It is forbidden to keep hens inside a house or cage.

For further information, see our chickens and farm animals section.


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