Norfolk County Council will hold a vote next month on whether or not they will allow backyard chickens in our urban centers.
Council heard the request on Tuesday.
Last year, council approved backyard hens in our Hamlet areas but refused to allow them in urban centers due to concerns of smell, noise and possible predators like coyotes.
But according to Norfolk’s Chief Building Official Fritz Enzlin, there have been no complaints from neighbors to date.
In the end, council decided that they will make their final decision on September 25th. That’s when they will get an updated report from its staff.
If approved, all urban areas like Port Dover, Simcoe, Waterford, and Delhi could have backyard chickens.