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rillettes Jun 28, 2009 11:06 AM

Yeah, so it's big in the news, and every US city seems to have chickens galore. So I was wondering, naturally, if there's a bylaw against it in Montreal.

  1. kpzoo Jun 28, 2009 11:26 AM

    Somehow, I highly doubt that in a city that forbids food stalls, backyard chickens would be allowed. ;-) Also, as bylaws differ from borough-to-borough, your best bet on a firm answer is to contact your borough office directly or even easier, to call the city's info hotline, 311.

    > By phone – One easy-to-remember number: 311
    Information and general services: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

    1. bomobob Jun 28, 2009 06:54 PM

      I have an Iranian friend whose father had some goats and chickens in their DDO backyard. But not for very long.

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        Arktik Jun 29, 2009 04:42 AM

        Not allowed. I read about it on this local montreal site that links to a NYTimes and a New Yorker article about raising chickens in the city...


        My opinion is to do it and pay off any potential complaining neighbours with fresh eggs!

        1. MorriganFarms Aug 22, 2013 06:40 PM

          I believe that the Quartier Rosemount allows chickens in the back yard and Westmount too.

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            catroast Aug 22, 2013 07:37 PM


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