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Carleton Place moves to allow backyard hens

Residents can apply for a permit to keep a hen in their backyard for a fee of $100.
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Joane Gleason's three speckled hens were a major talking point of the edible garden tour. JILL CUNNINGHAM/Photo

Carleton Place residents can now apply to keep hens in their backyard. 

Carleton Place Town Council has approved a bylaw to permit and regulate backyard hens within town boundaries. 

The initial application fee is $100 per household, with an annual renewal fee of $30. 

Roosters are not permitted.

The Animal Control bylaw in Carleton Place has also been amended to factor in the change.

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