Backyard Hens

In response to requests from Greater Sudbury residents to modify current City bylaws to allow backyard hens in residential areas, City Council has asked that community consultation be undertaken. The findings from the consultation will be shared with the community and included in a report to Council on December 11, 2018.


Community consultation will take place from November 2, 2018, to November 15, 2018. During this time residents are invited to complete a survey on backyard hens, or visit one of the drop in 'Chicken Chat' conversations at selected locations across Greater Sudbury. Through the survey, and the in-person conversations, residents will be asked whether they support backyard hens, whether they support limits on the number of hens that would be permitted, and whether they support licensing requirements. All information received is completely confidential and all opinions will be considered in the report to council.


Along with taking the survey, please visit the 'Places' tab, select 'Go to Map' and drag and drop a pin that indicates your opinion on backyard hens. Place the pin in the area of Greater Sudbury in which you live.


As part of the City's engagement efforts, it is important to involve the community to ensure that the concerns and positions of citizens are heard, and incorporated into the decision-making process. We look forward to your input.

Thank you!

In response to requests from Greater Sudbury residents to modify current City bylaws to allow backyard hens in residential areas, City Council has asked that community consultation be undertaken. The findings from the consultation will be shared with the community and included in a report to Council on December 11, 2018.


Community consultation will take place from November 2, 2018, to November 15, 2018. During this time residents are invited to complete a survey on backyard hens, or visit one of the drop in 'Chicken Chat' conversations at selected locations across Greater Sudbury. Through the survey, and the in-person conversations, residents will be asked whether they support backyard hens, whether they support limits on the number of hens that would be permitted, and whether they support licensing requirements. All information received is completely confidential and all opinions will be considered in the report to council.


Along with taking the survey, please visit the 'Places' tab, select 'Go to Map' and drag and drop a pin that indicates your opinion on backyard hens. Place the pin in the area of Greater Sudbury in which you live.


As part of the City's engagement efforts, it is important to involve the community to ensure that the concerns and positions of citizens are heard, and incorporated into the decision-making process. We look forward to your input.

Thank you!

  • Backyard Hen Survey

    In response to recent requests from Greater Sudbury residents to keep backyard hens, City Council has asked that further input from the community be gathered in the form of a short survey. The deadline to complete the survey is November 15th, 2018. This is an anonymous survey. All data obtained from participants will be kept confidential.

    In response to recent requests from Greater Sudbury residents to keep backyard hens, City Council has asked that further input from the community be gathered in the form of a short survey. The deadline to complete the survey is November 15th, 2018. This is an anonymous survey. All data obtained from participants will be kept confidential.

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