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Application for Registration of a Hen Coop

  1. Complete and submit on-line application form, including uploading a site plan
    Complete and print the application form and attach a site plan
  2. Remit payment either in person or by mailing a cheque made payable to the Township of Centre Wellington
  3. Book an inspection by contacting 519.846.9691 x901

Regulations for the keeping of hens

  • A maximum of 10 hens are permitted per residential lot
  • Keeping of roosters is prohibited
  • A hen coop shall be:
    • at least 3 metres from the side or rear lot line
    • be located in the rear yard
    • be a maximum size of 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • provide a minimum floor area of .19 m² (2ft²) for each hen
    • provide a minimum roofed outdoor enclosure area of .92 m² (10 ft²) for each coop
  • sale of eggs from a property is prohibited
  • keep the hens enclosed in the hen coop at all times in the rear yard of the property; unless under owner supervision. 

Please review the Township By-law for further rules and regulations regarding the keeping of hens.


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