Saint-Lazare is among the first municipalities that will allow domestic chicken coops in the very near future.
In a recent announcement the Town of Sainte-Lazare announced that they would be offering a free workshop for those interesting in raising chickens.
Did you know that a chicken can live 10 to 12 years?
That it stops laying eggs considerably after the first years of its life?
That it must be sheltered from the cold during the long winter months?
Your hens will provide eggs for you and raising chickens can be a fun hobby. To raise chickens, set up a habitat in your backyard with a coop, run, and other equipment. Feed the chickens a healthy diet. Make sure to deal with city-related issues, such as noise and rodents.
The Announcement from St-Lazare:
As soon as the Town receives its certificate of compliance from the MRC in the coming weeks, Saint-Lazare’s by-law will authorize chickens in non-agricultural zones under certain conditions, and upon obtaining a 25 $ permit.
Plan your domestic chicken coop
To learn more about these small social animals, and to help those interested in preparing their domestic chicken coop in conformity with the Town’s by-law as well as becoming responsible owners, the City is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Community Centre starting at 7 p.m. Seats are limited and registration is mandatory: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne
||The domestic chicken coop and fenced-in outdoor pen: