I’m must admit that I am a little surprised the city of Toronto is contemplating lifting the ban on ‘backyard hens.”
Even a rather rural city like Ottawa, has a ban in place inside the urban boundaries.
I am all for it. We live on a rural property and ventured into it, as an experiment, over a year ago.
The chickens are free range, they are happy and they provide the family with wholesome natural food.
It’s been worth doing. Especially while the kids are young.
Its amazing how far away from our roots we are. Our agrarian society has all but evaporated inside a century.
We may be experiencing all kinds of change in the way we lead our lives, and how we do it, but one thing is true; human beings will always eat.
We sure do rely on others in this day and age and there’s a great self satisfaction from self reliance.
Lets see Ottawa follow Toronto’s lead on this!