Open House: Backyard Hens

The Town of Caledon is considering provisions to permit the keeping of hens on residential properties. You are invited to an Open House with Town Staff to learn more about the proposed initiative and to provide direct input.

DATE:             November 7, 2017                             

TIME:              5:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:    Town Square Café, Caledon Town Hall

ADDRESS:     6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East       

Key aspects of the proposal are as follows:   

  • a maximum of four (4) hens may be kept on a residential property;
  • an annual permit or a registry will be developed to track the location of hens; and 
  • conditions will be introduced to manage how hens are kept to minimize nuisances and protect animal welfare.


If you are unable to attend the Open House and would like more information or have questions, please contact Legislative Services at 905.584.2272 x.2366 or   We also invite you to provide input by taking a short survey at


If you wish to be notified of the results of the proposed changes, please make a request to the Town of Caledon, Legislative Services Division, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon, ON L7C 1J6 or by e-mail to


If you require an accessibility accommodation to attend or participate in the Open House or to access information in an alternate format, please contact Legislative Services at 905.584.2272 x. 2366 or via e-mail to Requests should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the Open House.