The UrbanHensTO pilot program runs from March 2, 2018 to March 2, 2021, and allows residents to have urban hens in four wards across the city. Keeping hens that are not registered with the City or are outside of the pilot areas is prohibited and could result in fines and/or charges.

Dates are coming up for workshops to help potential hen owners learn more about the pilot requirements, basic care for hens, how to prevent and detect disease, best practices for feeding and care for hens, and coop designs. More information is below.