Backyard Chickens Get A Second Look In Barrie

Comments on city's online forum merit consideration

Some ‘fowl’ language at Barrie City Hall last night. Council reconsidered a previous vote against and opted to have staff look into the ramifications of allowing chickens in backyards within city limits. Councillor Bonnie Ainsworth convinced council to ‘peck’ away at this one. It came up on the city’s online suggestion forum. More than 500 people weighed in on it, which meets the criteria for some ‘clucking’ around the council chamber.