News from Kamloops

August 26, 2016

Urban Hens in Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. – Starting June 21, 2016, Kamloops residents were permitted to keep two to five hens on single-family and two-family residential lots greater than 370 m2 within City limits.

Free, mandatory self-registration is now required. Visit to complete and submit the registration form. If a paper copy is required, it can be picked up at City Hall reception.

The website also provides more information on everything you need to know about keeping chickens – from bylaws, to coops and supplies, to caring for hens. Visit for a step-by-step guide.

This fall, there will be a two-night public information workshop on the basics of raising and caring for hens in accordance with the new Animal Control Bylaw amendments. Further details to come at

For educational inquiries, please contact or 250-828-3850. For Animal Control issues and inquiries, please contact or 250-828-3409.

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Media Contact:
Ben Chobater, Community Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops

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