Hi There and thanks for this wonderful resource. After looking up our local by-laws Im actually more confused than when I started.To start, I called city hall and spoke 2 different people. The first person said that there is no way and no how to have chickens in your yards. So I looked up the city by-laws and the way I read it, were allowed them if they are show birds and we have to be an upstanding member of the County Pigeon, Poultry, and Pet Stock Association. So when I called them back I spoke with the bylaw enforcement officer and he said that as long as I follow the bylaw Im good to go? So i'm thinking if I have "show birds" that lay eggs its no big deal. Can anyone read this over and put it to laymans terms for me? Am I right in assuming this is allowed? Thanks in advance and I look forward to reading your responses Article 10 CHICKENS - KEEPING 206.10.1 Permitted - registered member - recognized group Section 206.4.2 shall not apply to prevent the keeping, harbouring, or possession of any number of male or female chickens by any person on any property within the City of Brantford if the person keeping, harbouring, or possessing the chickens is a registered member in good standing of the Brant County Pigeon, Poultry, and Pet Stock Association Inc., and the chickens are being raised for exhibition at a bona fide agricultural exposition. 206.10.2 Repealed: By-law 200-2005, 12 December, 2005 Article 11 PENS 206.11.1 Location - distance from other structures Where any person keeps any animal in one or more pens on any property within the City of Brantford, that person shall locate all portions of such pen or pens at least 7.5 metres (24.6 feet) distant from the closest point on any outside wall of any school, church, or dwelling unit other than a dwelling unit occupied by the occupant of the land upon which the pen is located. 206.11.2 Clean - sanitary condition - at all times Where any person keeps any animal in one or more pens on any property within the City of Brantford, that person shall keep and maintain all portions of such pens in a clean and sanitary condition. 206.11.3 Exemption - pen - conforming - prior to enactment Sections 206.11.1 and 206.11.2 shall not require the relocation of any building, structure or other enclosure if such building, structure or other enclosure was lawfully being used as a pen on the day of the passing of the enabling by-law; but only for so long as the building, structure or other enclosure continues to be so used.