Brantford By-law Regulations

The City of Brantford's regulations are a bit unique in that there is a requirement to belong to the Brant County Pigeon, Poultry and Rabbit Association and that you are required to show you hens at least once every two years.  For the full by-law, check out the Brantford Animal Control Bylaw. 

Article 10 
CHICKENS-KEEPING
206.10.1  Permitted-registered member-recognized group Section 206.4.2 shall not apply to prevent the keeping, harbouring, or possession of any number of male or female chickens by any person on any property within the City of Brantford if the person keeping, harbouring,or possessing the chickens is a registered member in good standing of the Brant County Pigeon, Poultry, and Pet Stock Association Inc.; or any other organization as may be approved by the City, and the chickens are being raised for exhibition at a bona fide agricultural exposition. By-law 21-2012, 21 February, 2012.

206.10.2   Repealed: By-law 200-2005, 12 December, 2005

206.10.3    Club/association activities
(a) The organizations referred to in Section 206.10.1 are to submit, annually, to the City of Brantford, Clerk’s Department, a current membership list indicating the names and addresses for those members residing within the City of Brantford.
(b) The organizations referred to in Section 206.10.1 are to submit, annually, to the City of Brantford, Clerk’s Department, on a bi-annual basis, a report on membership activities relative to bona fide shows, races or other competitions. Members are required to participate in a minimum of one such activity within a two year period.
(c) The organizations referred to in Section 206.10.1 are to submit to the City of Brantford, Clerk’s Department new member- ship information for those members  residing within the City of Brantford prior to establishing any coop,pens or other such structures for the keeping of chickens.
(d) That a review of the Article 10 of Chapter 206 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code be conducted on a bi-annual basis.
(e) Failure to comply with the conditions and terms of this Chapter may result in immediate prohibition of the activities permitted under Article 10.  By-law 21-2012, 21 February, 2012.