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Save Backyard Chickens in Rochester, NY!

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For reasons unknown, the City of Rochester has increased the chicken permit fee by 100%. That's correct, the fee is now DOUBLE what it was last year going from $37 to $75 with no warning to current permit holders. Dog license fees have NOT increased by that percent. Not only does this seem blatantly unfair, it seems like it’s targeting the residents of the city who are choosing to live a more "green" lifestyle by caring for backyard chickens
Backyard chickens offer many more benefits to city life than most people are aware. Besides the obvious that they supplement our groceries with fresh eggs, chickens eat bugs and weeds from the garden, are as easy to care for as any small pet, need very little space, till your garden when they scratch, and reduce a family’s garbage output by eating kitchen scraps.
For many City of Rochester residents, many years and dollars have been invested in establishing their small backyard flocks. From the investment in a predator-proof coop, to the feed and time taken to raise hens from eggs or chickens to laying age; these flocks are a labor of love.
By signing below, you are agreeing that this increase in the Chicken permit fee is unfair and should be reverted to the $37 per year fee that previously existed.

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More information about Backyard Chickens can be found in this recent article in the D&C:

Recent article in the D&C regarding this issue can be found here:

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