The answer to this question is based on where you live. We service a large area so I will break it down as best as possible:
If you live in Saugeen Shores, you can have 5 Hens in your yard – you cannot have a rooster, you need to register the hens with the Town and pay the applicable fee. The hens must be in an enclosed coop and it must be in the rear yard. The by-law also states that your property must be at least 1000m2 and must be in the right zoning area.
Here is the link to the by-law so you can determine if you can have chickens in your yard.
If you live in the Municipality of Kincardine, you can have chickens with A1 GENERAL AGRICULTURAL zoning – Farm Lot.
If you live in Arran-Elderslie, you also can have chickens with an A1 GENERAL AGRICULTURAL zoning – Farm Lot.
If you live in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula you can have chickens with RU1 – General Rural Zone, RU2 Restricted Rural Zone
If you live in the City of Owen Sound you would require Agricultural and/or Rural Zoning in order to have chickens.
To find the zoning maps and by-laws for your area click on the links below:
It’s imperative that you talk to your Town or Municipality office before making a decision about getting your own chickens!