DID YOU KNOW?
Until just a few short years ago, backyard chickens were perfectly legal in Ottawa, as well as in many other North American municipalities. The place that prohibited that practice were actually relatively few.
But it seems the early 2000′s ushered in a trend toward bylaw standardization. And, as part of sweeping standardization, many North American towns and cities quietly chucked the chickens. Backyard hen-keeping, once very popular, had fallen out of favour many years ago so the new ban barely raised a ripple.