With the adoption of Village of Pemberton Zoning Bylaw No. 832, 2018 on July 24, 2018, backyard hen keeping became a permitted use on residential properties in the R-1 Zone. Subsequently, sections 12, 13 and 14 of the Consolidated Village of Pemberton Animal Control Bylaw No. 839, 2018, adopted on October 2, 2018, added regulations pertaining to the keeping of backyard hens. These regulations were put in place to ensure that backyard hen keeping is done responsibly and in a manner that avoids negative impacts on hens, neighborhood residents and wildlife, and requires that backyard hen keepers obtain a permit for a nominal one-time fee of $25.00.