I live on Vancouver Island and recently presented as a delegate to the Council of the Regional District of Nanaimo (different than the city of Nanaimo who already allows chickens on small lots). I had an overwhelmingly positive response to my presentation and we may be seeing some changes in the bylaws to allow backyard chickens in the near future (yay!!!). Until they review the bylaw, they are allowing me to keep my four hens (double yay!). I did A LOT of research and spent a ridiculous amount of time compiling an argument for backyard chickens on small lots. If anyone is interested in my work, I would be happy to share it to further the cause of broadening freedoms in food security and sustainability!