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City of Kingston Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Backyard Hens

This document outlines the rules and regulations for keeping backyard hens in Kingston. It reflects what is written in the City of Kingston Animal By-Law but policy language is often difficult to interpret due to its formality; this document is written in clear language and only outlines the requirements for hens making it more accessible to residents.


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City of Kingston

Date published

June 14, 2011