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Petition to Allow Backyard Chickens in Garner, NC

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To: Garner Town Council We, the undersigned citizens of Garner, believe that chickens belong within the town limits in residential areas. The Town ordinance should be changed to allow less than 20 backyard hens for the following reasons: -- Chickens produce a rich fertilizer by-product, high in nitrogen, eliminating the need for petrochemical fertilizers. -- Chickens eat bugs, including ticks, reducing our backyard pest population, and allowing for reduced use of pesticides. -- Backyard hens provide an educational opportunity to teach children where our food comes from and demonstrate responsible pet ownership. -- Fresh, naturally raised eggs have an improved nutrient profile compared to conventional eggs. -- Chickens eat table scrapes, reducing municipal solid waste. -- A properly cleaned and maintained chicken coop poses no sanitation risks. By amending the Town ordinance to allow residents to keep hens in residential zones, the Town of Garner will encourage stewardship of the environment and food production on a household scale. Sincerely, The Undersigned

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There is a growing movement for sustainable living. Many people are growing their own for the first time. Some people even want hens to produce their own eggs. This concept has been unusual for a generation - but now is a growing urban and suburban movement. Many people do not know what is like to have hens. They come in many different beautiful breeds - selected for their color, size, or personality. They can be easily tamed and kept as pets. They are quiet (unlike roosters). They are clean. They eat bugs and weeds. They also have highly valuable droppings that are easily composted (unlike household pets). And best of all, they lay eggs, even without a rooster.

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Please visit our blog or pictures, FAQs, and more information. http://garnerchickens.blogspot.com/
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  • Regina Frangos
    Regina Frangos United States, Garner
    Jun 15, 2014
    Jun 15, 2014
    I want chickens but half only a half acre of land. I love chickens and want them for eggs and to fertilize the earth for my garden.
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