In 2016, Cambridge residents expressed interest in allowing backyard hens in residential zones.

Based on this interest, the City conducted a review of the Zoning and Animal Control by-laws and identified three potential options which were presented at public information sessions in February 2018.

A formal public meeting for the amendments to the Zoning By-law and Official Plan was held at Planning and Development Committee on September 11, 2018 and a recommendation report was presented to Planning and Development Committee on March 26, 2019.

Based on feedback received and concerns noted, Council chose to not allow hens in residential zones.

Stay up-to-date

If you wish to be notified of any future committee or Council meetings discussing recommendations, or alerted when a decision is made, you can sign up for notifications at any of the public meetings or online here. You can also make a written request to the City of Cambridge Community Development Department at PO Box 669, Cambridge, ON, N1R 5W8.