Backyard Hens

Backyard Hens

Chickens, including backyard hens, are currently only permitted in areas zoned Agricultural, or zoned Rural residential (more than 5 acres). Staff have been drafting a new by-law related to backyard hens which would potentially allow them in some other zone subject to some conditions, however, this by-law is not yet fully drafted and has not been presented to Council for approval. 


Virtual Public Meeting on Backyard Hens, July 8th 2020

The Township of Russell would like to invite you to a public meeting on "Backyard Hens". Due to the high interest, we will be hosting two public meetings - one in French and one in English. Both will be held July 8th, 2020. Please click the links below to join on July 8th.

Join the FRENCH Virtual Public Meeting on Backyard Hens on July 8th, 2020 at 6:00pm

Join the ENGLISH Virtual Public Meeting on Backyard Hens on July 8th, 2020 in English at 7:00pm