Things get fowl at Monterey

Learn about backyard chickens at an April 28 discussion

No feathers will fly as the birds stay home when Doug Clarke outlines rules and responsibilities for chicken-keeping in Oak Bay.

Clarke has harboured chickens in his yard since 2009 in the movement toward food security which involves growing or raising some of the food you eat.

The Oak Bay Green Committee hosts his fowl talk April 28. Clarke, among those who spearheaded bylaw changes to allow chickens in Oak Bay, will bring the bylaw and answer questions for potential poultry enthusiasts.

Clarke spearheaded the campaign to loosen local animal bylaws to allow for chickens on smaller lots in the community.

The 2013 changes make raising chickens easier in Oak Bay after municipal council relaxed the rules on minimum setbacks and yard size.

Poultry can be kept on all residential properties with the amount of birds dictated by property size.

Clarke will talk chickens at Monterey centre, Friday April 28 at 7 p.m.

Call 250-370-7300 to pre-register.