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Mandatory hen registration begins

August 26, 2016 10:45 A.M.

It’s time to register urban hens.

Since June, Kamloops residents have been permitted to keep two to five hens on single-family and two-family residential lots greater than 370 square metres within city limits.

Free, mandatory self-registration is required. Visit to complete and submit the registration form. If a paper copy is required, it can be picked up at City Hall reception.

The website also provides information on keeping chickens, from bylaws, coops and supplies, to caring for hens. Visit for a step-by-step guide.

This fall, there will be a two-night public information workshop on the basics of raising and caring for hens in accordance with the new Animal Control Bylaw amendments. Further details to come at

For educational inquiries, contact or 250-828-3850. For Animal Control issues and inquiries, contact or 250-828-3409.

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