Qualicum Beach Town Council gave first reading to a bylaw that would provide licensing and regulations for residential backyard chickens.
The Town of Qualicum Beach wants to know what residents think about allowing backyard poultry in residential areas.
In March, council voted to end the backyard chicken project and give owners one year to get rid of their animals.
“The reason why I kept bringing it up, month after month recently was there’s more and more complaints coming in. And those complains were more or less about chickens getting out and the residents not claiming their chickens,” said Coun. Robert Filmer.

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