A pilot project which would allow Penetanguishene residents to keep up to four chickens in their backyard appears to be garnering a lot of public interest.
Of the 106 responses to an online survey, 75 per cent were in support of the program, with 52 per cent noting they would be interested in having chickens of their own.
“It is quite a significant turnout compared to other survey’s we have done,” said Andrea Betty, director of planning and community development for the Town of Penetanguishene. “It does appear that there is significant interest in this pilot program.”
Proposed rules for the backyard chicken pilot program were presented during a public meeting on May 9.
Two residents took to the stand and spoke out…