Backyard Chickens

The Township of Essa does not permit backyard chickens in residential areas. 

In accordance with Essa's Zoning By-law 2003-50, chickens are only permitted on properties that are zoned as Rural (RL) or Agricultural (A). 

Prior to obtaining or housing any chickens on your property, you are encouraged to contact the Planning Department at (705) 424-9917 ext. 104 to find out if housing a chicken is a permitted use on your property.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding chickens please contact the Planning Department.

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