Our local By-law? can anyone read it and put it in laymans terms?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by tfb4me, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. tfb4me

    tfb4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi There and thanks for this wonderful resource. After looking up our local by-laws I’m 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 I’m 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 layman’s 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    206.10.2 Repealed: By-law 200-2005, 12 December, 2005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.
     
  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wonder what qualifies for a bona fide agricultural exhibition? Sounds like you have a way to keep chickens to me. I wonder if they will let you join the club? [​IMG]
     
  3. tfb4me

    tfb4me Out Of The Brooder

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    wow I never thought of that. lol I im going to contact the club this afternoon. I will post further information when I get it.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Join the club, exhibit a bird or two every year, and you're covered and allowed to have whatever birds you want [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] want [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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