Chicken Coops in Edmonton

Is anyone surprised that I am interested in this and have been waiting for news? Not at all I am sure. But finally the city of Edmonton is catching up on the times and considering allowing chickens in the city. And phew, is there arguing in the comments section of that article!

To be honest, no animal drives me more crazy in this city than dogs. Sorry, I know that there are responsible dog owners out there and I do have some on one side of me. But that’s it, I swear, for the entire neighborhood. The barkers, the whiners, the “throw-themselves-snarling-at-the-fence-because-you-walked-by” dogs, we have them all in this neighborhood. And don’t get me started on the yards that don’t clean up after their dogs, the smell coming from them smells worse than 10 chicken coops!

But I don’t want to get into an argument about which animal is worse because no matter what, there are irresponsible pet owners wherever you go who will own any animal allowed (or not allowed) within city limits.

So let’s just look at chicken things. Like these amazing little coops by Eglu. Sliding trays to clean, houses 2-4 chickens, insulated for winter, wow.

I want.

It’s $500.

I don’t care.

I want.

And I want the city to let me have chickens.

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Have I mentioned I have names picked out for my chickens already?

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7 comments
ShaunaCowleyFiltz
ShaunaCowleyFiltz

Rabbits taste like chicken but they don't eat bugs or lay eggs.... Less R.O.I. When your chicken is done laying eggs, into the soup pot! I too would like to have chickens but the spousal unit is using the power of veto... And we have a sloped yard so logistics of a chicken tractor are beyond me. I hope your chicken dreams come true!

Lynn
Lynn

If people are aloud chickens there are going to be some bad eggs that will not be responsible enough to take care of them properly.

Karlynn
Karlynn

Bwhahaha did you say "bag eggs" on purpose Lynn? Because that totally made my night! And you are completely right! I would like to have it licensed, to be honest, inspected in order to get your license and then you pay a yearly fee. Same as a cat/dog license. I would pay it!

Karlynn
Karlynn

People are moving more and more towards learning about food sustainability and self-sufficiency. I would be one of those people with my large garden beds and hoping to grow and preserve my own organically grown vegetables for winter as well as enjoying the "fruits" of my labor all summer.Chickens would be a part of that as well. Not everyone agrees, but I also don't agree that people can be allowed up to three dogs in their yards, fouling up the neighborhood with uncleaned yards and getting loose and running through my neighborhood scaring my kid and being such a nuisance it's not even funny. Three chickens in a coop are far less annoying and much more clean than 3 Rottweillers.You either get it, or you don't. Obviously you don't get the need some of us have to remove ourselves as much as we can from the false food chain we have created with Mega Farms and produce grown in Mexico covered in pesticides.

mo
mo

I can't even believe that this city would consider this, if you want chickens move to the country. I had someone tell me about this and I thought it was an April fool's joke. This city wastes too much time on bull.

Carrie
Carrie

Hi there:Please do send me an update when they allow chickens in Edmonton! My email is kezzalamb@hotmail.comThanks, Carrie

brainella
brainella

Chickens are mean. Chickens are dirty and disgusting. We had chickens my entire childhood. I did not like them. I spent last week trying to relocate mean, dirty and disgusting chickens from my Grandma's house to a farm down the street because they are mean, dirty and disgusting.I will say though, that coop is pretty nifty. Would make a great place for rabbits.