Ag Insight: The downside to backyard poultry production

Toronto City Council has been asked to approve backyard poultry operations in the city. But, argues this livestock specialist, this could lead to lower product quality and pose health concerns for the public at large


A recent request from a group of Toronto citizens to Toronto City Council could bring about dramatic changes in poultry production in Ontario. A petition has been circulated asking that the Toronto Municipal Code be changed approve “backyard” chicken production in the city.

Better Farming - November 2008