Backyard Chickens in Halifax Moving Out

HALIFAX, CANADA - Louise Hanavan hopes her hens can return home some day.
calendar icon 25 February 2008
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The Halifax woman has been keeping three chickens in her backyard, located on quiet street of houses in the centre of the city, for nearly a year to eat their eggs.

But she was told last month that she was violating a local bylaw after a neighbour complained the hens' food could attract rats, and she was planning to send the chickens away on Monday.

Her case prompted municipal staff to examine urban poultry, and if a report due out in several months leads to change, she said she might bring her hens back.

"I would hope so - that would be ideal," Hanavan said in an interview Sunday.

Source: CanadianPress
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