Urban Chicken Keeping

Welcome all potential and current chicken keepers in the City of North Vancouver!

On September 17th, 2012, Council passed amendments to the Zoning and Small Creatures Bylaw permitting the keeping of chickens (hens only) in the City of North Vancouver.

A summary of the conditions under which City residents are permitted to keep chickens:

  • Only residents living in Single Unit Residential (OCP-R1) zoned dwellings are permitted to keep chickens
  • Residents are permitted to keep up to 8 hens
  • No roosters are permitted
  • No sale of eggs or slaughter of chickens permitted
  • Residents must follow Urban Chicken Guidelines (see link below) for the proper care and housing of chickens
  • Minimize the risk of predation and foraging by bears, coyotes, skunks, rats and raccoons through proper and secure pen and coop construction
  • Secure feed to eliminate the risk of pest intrusion and spoilage
  • Follow applicable bylaws (see link below)
  • No permits are required

Urban Chicken Guidelines

The Guidelines are intended to provide an introduction and general overview for the care of your chickens. They are not intended to be the only information prospective chicken keepers should review and consider to keep chickens. Prospective keepers are encouraged to seek out other web resources, books and shared experience from other keepers. For example, plans for coop designs are available on the Internet or from books. Residents are encouraged to encouraged to contact fellow chicken owners through Canadian Liberated Urban Chicken Klub (CLUCK) North Vancouver to find out information on upcoming courses and to exchange information.




Contact Info

General Questions, please contact our Engineering Department.
Tel: 604-983-7333
Email: eng@cnv.org

Complaints should be directed to the Bylaw department.
Tel: 604-982-8302
Email: bylaw@cnv.org

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