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North Shore Chickens

We believe backyard hens to be a positive change for the community, adding variety and value to our urban landscape, while reflecting the City and District of North Vancouver’s sustainable living and environmental mandates.

Location: North Shore, Lower Mainland, Coast Salish Territory
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2016

Discussion Forum

Nesting box, tractor, waterer/feeder, egg container for sale

Started by Allison Tai. Last reply by Alyssa K Jan 9, 2014. 3 Replies

I have a homemade chicken tractor that I can sell with some cute signs saying "Fresh Eggs" and "Beware of Chickens" and a feeder and waterer ($100 OBO). I also have a brand new egg container, treat…Continue

Tags: tractor, vancouver, chicken, boxes, nesting

Looking for pullets

Started by Cindi Keep. Last reply by Charles Bristow Jun 6, 2013. 8 Replies

I'm looking to buy 3-5 pullets within the next 7-10 days. Ideally I would like a mixed variety of hens only. Any recommendations?Continue

CLUCK Potluck! November 2012.

Started by Stephanie Imhoff. Last reply by Charles Bristow Nov 15, 2012. 1 Reply

So we figured it was about time to organize some kind of social gathering and celebration! Come one, come all... to the CLUCK Potluck!When:Sunday November 25, 2012 at 4pmHosted at:320 East 23rd…Continue

Tags: celebration, chickens, backyard, potluck

Chickens in North Vancouver celebration potluck!

Started by Stephanie Imhoff. Last reply by Charles Bristow Oct 31, 2012. 3 Replies

We'd like to arrange a potluck to celebrate the new backyard chicken bylaw in the City of North Vancouver!It will be a great opportunity to reward our hard work, get to know each other and share some…Continue

Tags: celebration, chickens, bckyard, potluck

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Comment by Charles Bristow on October 11, 2012 at 7:59pm

Comment by Charles Bristow on October 11, 2012 at 5:43pm

Pot luck sounds about November 15th or 16th?

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on September 19, 2012 at 7:43pm

City OK's backyard chicken coops
Council approves keeping of 8 hens for personal use in single-family zones

City residents can now keep as many as eight hens for personal use. Roosters remain prohibited and the hens cannot be slaughtered.

Hen-keeping is permitted in single unit residential zones that wrap around the city in a horseshoe shape and house approximately 20 per cent of city residents.

The change in bylaws will likely mean between 20 and 30 chicken coops in the city, according to city staff.

There is no registration or mandatory inspections for residents hoping to enjoy fresh eggs.

Read more:

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on September 13, 2012 at 11:38pm

City of North Vancouver Public Hearing on the Zoning Bylaw amendment and Small Creatures Limitation Bylaw amendment
Monday, September 17, 2012, 7PM
City Hall, 141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver

If you feel comfortable addressing council, we encourage you to show your support by sharing your opinion. The intent of the Public Hearing is to give all members of the public a reasonable opportunity to present their point of view, to offer suggestions, and to indicate support or concerns. Once the public hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by council. If time permits the same evening or at the next available open meeting, the proposed changes will be brought forward for second or third and final reading under the Bylaw section of the Council Agenda.

Don't forget to wear your CLUCK buttons if you have them; we will also have stickers available for those of you who do not.

Let's pack the audience!
details and CNV draft of the amended bylaws

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on July 25, 2012 at 10:58pm

Public to Have Say on City-Dwelling Chickens
Brent Richter, North Shore News

CITY of North Vancouver residents will soon have their say on whether they want to share their neighbourhoods with chickens.

Council gave first reading to two bylaws Monday night that would allow backyard chickens on properties with single-family homes. Council will gauge the community’s opinion on matter at a public hearing to be held this fall.


Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on July 20, 2012 at 4:02pm

Monday July 23, the City of North Vancouver council will be hearing the report conducted by staff in regards to our proposed bylaw amendments to allow chickens in CNV.

As usual during council meetings, there will be a Public Input Period commencing at 6pm with the sign-up sheet made available at 5:30 pm. CLUCK is listed as item #14 on the meeting agenda, but maybe moved up on the agenda to accommodate a Public Hearing that will commence at 7pm. I have attached the meeting agenda for your reference.

City of North Vancouver
Monday July 23, 2012 6pm
City Hall
141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 1H9

It is my understanding that due to an amendment to the zoning bylaw necessary to allow chickens, a Public Hearing is a required step in moving forward. We anticipate further details of this process will be discussed during Monday's meeting.

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on July 11, 2012 at 11:45am

City of North Vancouver Update

July 2012, CLUCK anticipates the CNV staff will be prepared to present their report and a draft of the amended bylaws to council in mid to late July. We understand there are two possible avenues: one is to vote immediately on the drafted bylaw, two is to direct that a public hearing be held prior to a final vote by council. We will continue to inform you when with any further news.

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on July 11, 2012 at 11:41am

District of North Vancouver Update

On June 25, 2012, CLUCK attended a thorough and impartial presentation by Cristina Rucci, of a report complied by DNV staff at the request of council. After much ensuing discussion, the council committed to a formal vote which resulted in stalemate. Councillor Hicks and Nixon voted to proceed with drafting a new bylaw, Councillor Muri and McKay-Dunn voted to pursue chickens in the future as part of a larger food policy in congruence with the DNV OCP, and Councillor Little and Bassam voted to not pursue the bylaw any further. Mayor Walton abstained from casting a swing vote but left us with parting advice to write letters to our Mayor and Councillors.

We are encouraging people to participate in a letter writing campaign to Mayor Walton and each of the Councillors. We hope that we can further demonstrate to DNV council that this remains an important issue that many citizens are in fact interested in supporting, and thereby motivate the DNV to pursue this further now.

Further information on the DNV handling of written complaints.

Mayor and Council
District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7N 4N5

Mayor Richard Walton
604-990-2208 Office
604-240-7721 Cell
604-990-2403 Fax

Councillor Robin Hicks
604-986-0694 Residence
604-209-6592 Cell
604-986-0690 Fax

Councillor Mike Little
604-209-3971 Cell
604-244-1973 Fax

Councillor Doug McKay-Dunn
604-924-8055 Residence
604-202-4809 Cell
604-924-8058 Fax

Councillor Lisa Muri
604-929-2550 Residence
604-209-9770 Cell
604-929-2635 Fax

Councillor Roger Bassam
604-760-1160 Cell
604-985-7544 Fax

Councillor Alan Nixon
604-240-5799 Cell
604-986-0982 Fax

Comment by Emily Neufeld on July 5, 2012 at 9:57am

One of our 12 week old pullets has turned out to be a cockerel. Anyone want a 12 week old cockerel or know someone who would? He is extremely nice and probably our friendliest bird, a beautifully colored Ameracauna. He is free to a good home!

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on June 25, 2012 at 5:48pm

District of North Vancouver Council workshop and public forum on backyard chickens
Monday, June 25 at 7:00pm
in the Committee Room at District Hall


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