The chance to have backyard hens and participate in urban agriculture will be given to people in the town of Strathmore. Town council passed the third reading of the urban hens bylaw at the last regular meeting of council.
Councillor Denise Peterson explained to members of the public that the bylaw will only go into effect after the current avian flu outbreak has been addressed.
This bylaw was created in order to introduce urban agriculture to the residents of the municipality and the bylaw covers the role, requirements, and expectations associated with licensing hens and penalties specified to accurately reflect each contravention.
Town staff revealed that they will be in consultation with other agencies, departments and professionals to determine when would be a good time to proceed with urban hens.