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Vernon NJ Council: Legalize Chickens in Vernon.

30 Signatures Goal: 500

 Currently there is no ordinance that permits a resident to responsibly raise hens in Vernon Township. The Township should introduce an ordinance that allows residents to allow small number of backyard hens for the following reasons:  

-  Chickens produce a rich fertilizer by-product, high in nitrogen, eliminating the need for petrochemical fertilizers. 

-  Chickens eat insects, 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 scraps, reducing municipal solid waste. A properly cleaned and maintained chicken coop poses no sanitation risks.

-  Create Town Revenue - chicken owners will have to acquire a license for a fee from the town to own and raise hens.

By creating the ordinance to allow residents to keep a limited number of hens in residential zones, the Township will encourage stewardship of the environment and food production on a household scale, in line with the Township’s goals for environmental sustainability and support of local food.  

Links

http://woodlotfarms.com/Legalize_Chicken_Hens.html


 

  • Barbara Decker
    Barbara Decker United States, Sussex
    May 12, 2015
    May 12, 2015
    Should be an accepted ordinace for home owners in Vernon with an acre or more to have backyard chickens.
  • Jamie W
    Jamie W United States, Highland Lakes
    Jul 10, 2014
    Jul 10, 2014
    Damon straight!!!
  • Jessica Sullivan
    Jessica Sullivan United States, Oroville
    Jul 09, 2014
    Jul 09, 2014
    Chickens are not nearly as loud, dirty or prone to becoming a nuisance to local wildlife and neighbors as dogs and cats are. A few hens are an important part of living a green, healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
  • ALICE FAIRCHILD
    ALICE FAIRCHILD United States, Washington
    Jul 08, 2014
    Jul 08, 2014
    It's stupid to keep property owners from having a few hens for eggs and bug control. They are smaller, quieter and make less mess than 150lb Rottweiler and make better neighbors.
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  • 13 hours ago
    donna sweet United States
    13 hours ago
  • 13 hours ago
    Renee Riley United States
    13 hours ago
  • 9 months ago
    Barbara Decker
    9 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    amy
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jeremy D. Bases
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jamie W
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Derek Hall
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jaclyn Donnelly United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Kristy Zierenberg
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Erika Schmidt
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jessica Sullivan
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Lisa P
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    ALICE FAIRCHILD
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Logan weinzetl
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Rich Genese
    2 years ago
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