Mississauga gets crackin’ on plan to coop up chickens

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Published July 8, 2021 at 8:51 pm

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Listen up Mississauga! How do you feel about chickens?

The City of Mississauga is launching an online survey to determine if residents are receptive to an urban hen program.

Back in May Mississauga approved a two-year pilot program that will allow hens to be kept in urban settings at 10 locations.

The idea is for the hens to provide eggs that can become an ongoing food source for families – not to mention the one-time opportunity for a meal that the chickens themselves can provide.

At the end of the pilot it will be decided if the program will proceed with the plan that could see Mississauga residents keep chickens at their homes under certain conditions.

The online survey will run from July 12 to August 8 at mississauga.ca/homegrown.

As well, the City will have a couple information sessions about the project.

On July 12 a virtual public education session will take place from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Register and participate at www.tinyurl.com/urbanhen.

And on July 28 a virtual public engagement session will be happening from 6 to 7 p.m.  Register and participate in a virtual public engagement session at http://ow.ly/23xU50Fk9J6.

Visit mississauga.ca/homegrown to learn more about Mississauga’s Urban Agriculture Strategy.

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