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Toronto Chickens

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To Toronto City Council: Chickens have existed in cities since the dawn of time, and they still exist all over the world. Benefits to raising hens in the City of Toronto include: 1. Fresh, healthy, delicious eggs, free of pesticides and antibiotics. 2. Chickens eat table scrapes, reducing municipal solid waste. 3. Chickens produce a rich fertilizer by-product, high in nitrogen, eliminating the need for petrochemical fertilizers. 4. Educational - teaches children where our food comes from and demonstrates responsible pet ownership. 5. Great pets - Chickens are people-friendly. Their behaviour is interesting and entertaining. 6. Chickens eat bugs, reducing our backyard pest population. We, the undersigned, citizens of the City of Toronto, urge Toronto City Council, to update the Toronto Municipal Code in order to permit the responsible keeping of backyard chickens.

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  • Nataliya Gasenko
    Nataliya Gasenko Canada, Toronto
    Feb 15, 2017
    Feb 15, 2017
    Permit the responsible keeping of backyard chickens!
  • Victoria
    Victoria Canada, Toronto
    Feb 13, 2017
    Feb 13, 2017
    As long as peoples neighbours are okay with it and their are guidelines, it is a wonderful opportunity to eat fresh food. It is a right.
  • mary
    mary Canada, Toronto
    Feb 11, 2017
    Feb 11, 2017
    They allow my neighbour to have a "natural guarden" and by "natural garden", I mean they can't be bothered to mow or tend their backyard in any way. If that is ok, why not chickens, within reason of course.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 11, 2017
    Feb 11, 2017
    My mother wants to raise chickens in her backyard...
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