Ottawa Bylaw seizes two spring chickens in Nepean

Ottawa Bylaw is reminding homeowners that livestock isn’t allowed in urban and suburban neighbourhoods after finding a pair of chickens.

Bylaw and Regulatory Services tweeted out a picture of two baby chickens, saying they were found in Borden Farm area of Nepean on Thursday. Officers have been unable to locate the owner of the birds. 

“The Animal Care and Control By-law prohibits livestock in urban and suburban areas,” Bylaw said.

The reasons livestock are prohibited in urban and suburban areas include noise and odour, animal and other waste disposal and the attraction of predators, including coyotes, the city said.

The two chickens have been taken in by an animal sanctuary.

Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services tells CTV News Ottawa no bylaw charges have been issued because officers were unable to identify the owner of the birds.

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