City of Peterborough Launches Urban Hen Survey

As anticipated after advocacy in 2016, the City of Peterborough is now seeking input on revisions to an Animal By-law that would allow City residents to keep chickens or urban hens in residential areas.

City residents are invited to participate in an on-line public survey or complete a paper copy (available in the lobby of City Hall, 500 George Street North).  Surveys will be available until Friday, February 24 at 4:30pm.

Additional comments on the proposed by-law can also be emailed to

An article on the public survey was also published in the Peterborough Examiner on Feb. 3, 2017.

Please feel free to pass this information along to interested citizens.