Since 1985, Windsor has not allowed its residents to keep backyard chickens.
The current bylaw reads:
Did you notice you may keep up to 80 pigeons? It's hard to make a convincing argument against backyard chickens on the basis of the poop they generate, noise levels or any perceived potential health risks, if 80 pigeons do not already pose similar concerns. It's also very difficult to imagine how two or three hens (not roosters - please remember we're not calling for the legalization of roosters) can be noisier than two large, and perfectly legal, barking dogs.
No person shall keep, or cause to be kept, at or in any premises,
(1) more than two (2) of each kind of animal not otherwise prohibited by this by-law...
(2) any domestic fowl, horses, donkeys, mules, cattle, goats, swine, mink, fox, sheep, ferrets, or chinchillas; or
(3) more than eighty (80) pigeons and such pigeons shall be banded with an identifying leg band ...
(4) more than four (4) cats
(5) more than three (3) dogs.