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Norfolk council modifies its policy on poultry


July 20, 2017
By Simcoe Reformer

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July 20, 2017, Vittoria, Ont. – Norfolk’s hamlets soon may be known for their omelettes.

In a piece of after-the-fact fine-tuning this week, Norfolk council modified its position on urban chickens in the county.

Keeping chickens and other livestock within the boundaries of Norfolk’s urban centres continues to be forbidden. However – as of this week — anyone who wants to keep a half-dozen chickens in their backyard can do so in any of the county’s 23 hamlet areas.

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Norfolk council made the adjustment after learning many Mennonite families in hamlet areas of west Norfolk already have a coop in the backyard. There seems to be no problem with this arrangement and council wants to leave well-enough alone. READ MORE