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Domestic chicken COOP

Domestic chicken coop: start planning your project by reading our  Informative leaflet  

 obtaining a permit for a domestic chicken coop and outdoor enclosure is $25

Plan your domestic chicken coop

Chickens allowed in Saint-Lazare under certain conditions

Saint-Lazare’s by-law authorizes chickens in non-agricultural zones under certain conditions, and upon obtaining a 25 $ permit.

Did you know that a hen can live 10 to 12 years? 
That their egg laying rate drops significantly after a few years? 
That it must be sheltered from the cold during the long winter months?
If your answer to these questions is “no,” if you’re still interested, you must meet the regulatory requirements outlined below.

Your property:

  • Your lot size must be 700 m2 or more
  • There must be a main building on the property for a domestic coop and a fenced-in outdoor pen

The domestic chicken coop and fenced-in outdoor pen: 

  • are mandatory
  • must be adjacent and connected, and detached from the main building
  • must meet established dimensions, location and construction standards

       The chickens:

  • Must be a in a minimum number of 3 and a maximum of 5
  • No rooster allowed
  • Must be kept in the coop/fenced-in pen, i.e. cannot be free on the property, or in a cage or inside a dwelling for health reasons

Prohibited :

  • Any commercial activity related to keeping chickens, the sale of eggs, meat, manure or other substances from chickens
  • The euthanasia or the slaughter of a chicken is prohibited on a residential property and must be carried out in an approved slaughterhouse or by a veterinarian at his/her clinic;
  • Signs indicating the presence of chickens 

You have questions? write us at or call  450-424-8000, ext. 339. 

Last updated: 03/03/2020
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