Toronto Chickens

3,614 Signatures Goal: 5,000

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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  • Bez Wong
    Bez Wong Canada, Thornhill
    Jun 26, 2017
    Jun 26, 2017
    Chickens need a place to stay that is closer to our stomachs. Plus we will treat them better while they're alive
  • Danielle Fulton
    Danielle Fulton Canada, Toronto
    Jun 25, 2017
    Jun 25, 2017
    I would love to have chickens!
  • Lizia Renna
    Lizia Renna Canada, Etobicoke
    Jun 21, 2017
    Jun 21, 2017
    I support you and hope to see legislation changed to accommodate thinking people such as yourself. Lizia
  • Maria
    Maria Canada, Toronto
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    There is nothing unsanitary about having a small amount of laying hens in the city. Their eggs provide an excellent food source (at much higher quality than anything one could purchase at the grocery store), they produce just as much or even less waste than other approved household pests and it is even a great fertilizer, they eat up many insects reducing pests and they make almost no noise. If well taken care of they should not be bothering any of the neighbours. This is really a no-brainer.
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