Backyard Hens

Backyard Hen Keeping

On December 8th, 2015, the Town of Smithers Council approved a bylaw to permit the keeping of up to 6 Backyard Hens for domestic purpose as an auxiliary use to a detached, single-family dwelling on any lot greater than 550m2 (5,920 ft2) and zoned R-1, R-2, R-6, R-7, A-1 and P-1 Zones.  There are a number of regulations that property owners must follow including the registration of your Backyard Hen Flock for a $15 fee. The following links will provide you with more information regarding Backyard Hen Keeping in Smithers: