Philadelphians For Egg Farming

884 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Egg Farming has vastly grown in popularity throughout national metro areas such as Brooklyn and even Los Angeles. Supporting groups can be found in most cities not only encouraging egg farming but providing all the necessary resources for one to get started. Although surrounding areas in Philadelphia are allowed this privileged and thus have the support of advocates and organizations, the metro area of Philadelphia has still not been able to break the yolk, so to speak. Our goal is to repeal the current law within Philadelphia that restricts the keeping, raising, and habitation of chickens in the Philadelphia metro area. By allowing residents to raise and keep chickens in the privacy of their backyard encourages sustainability in a weakening economy; self-reliance that you and your family are able to provide food by the enrichments of your own hands; the peace of mind of knowing were your food is coming from. Specifically, we would like to amend the law to allow for up to 4 egg laying hens in each residential household with proper waste disposal and sanitation facilities in accordance with the city’s guidelines. In addition, the right to harvest and consume the resources provided by the keeping and raising of chickens. By supporting the enactment of these changes, we the citizens of Philadelphia, stand behind the opportunity to keep and maintain egg-laying hens in the spirit of an all natural, resource conscious lifestyle. By signing this petition you are endorsing the right to know where your food comes from, support local farming, as well as encourage the growth of urban farming.

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  • Amy McClain
    Amy McClain United States, Philadelphia
    May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    Can anyone tell me how to change my email on this - in account settings the email is unchangeable, I made a mistake in when typing in my email and would like to correct it, thanks
  • Amy McClain
    Amy McClain United States, Philadelphia
    May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    As a family of 6 that struggles to pay bills and keep food on the table, it would be nice to be allowed to have egg laying hens in our yard. We have more than adequate space in our yard and the 3 acre law is rediculous
  • PA Feed
    PA Feed United States, Doylestown
    Feb 13, 2017
    Feb 13, 2017
    As a supplier of 1000's of Baby Hatchery-Sexed Chicks annually to people in all walks of life, young and old, in Philly's neighboring Bucks County, we know exactly how popular, how important, and how rewarding pet hens can be. P & A FEED AND PET wholeheartedly supports Philly's much-needed and long overdue enactment of changes regarding the keeping of backyard pet hens. Keeping Egglayers in a city environment is very easily managed, extremely affordable, and certainly far less noisy than most neighbors' dogs. The benefits of Pet Chickens are numerous! Along with fresh eggs and family fun, chickens provide a natural and simple way to add to a backyard’s health and beauty. Hens provide your freshest nutritional foodsource while they also function as a natural herbicide, insecticide, and soil aerator. They will even consume many kitchen scraps. These are unquestionably one of the most perfect pets for today's youth. Kids in the city will benefit from learning responsible pet ownership and managing the simple daily chores, right in their own backyards. Those who oppose keeping chickens in Philly are simply not adequately informed about the benefits and ease of keeping Pet Chickens. P & A invites all to see just how popular these pets are by attending one of our well-attended Chicken Chat seminars. No Philly bacluard is too small for a hen or two. We know!
  • Zoe
    Zoe United States, Philadelphia
    Nov 28, 2016
    Nov 28, 2016
    I like the idea, in my opinion it would be nice to have a maximum of 12 hens, as long as you have the space, and are able to care for them correctly
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