Vernon NJ Council: Legalize Chickens in Vernon.

jordan heykoop
jordan heykoop 15 Comments
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 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.  

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  • Rosemary
    Rosemary United States, Haskell
    Sep 02, 2017
    Sep 02, 2017
    Denying someone the opportunity to feed themselves great protein, and help environmentally should be allowed, with proper fees and maintenance.
  • Josh Kane
    Josh Kane United States, Chester
    Sep 02, 2017
    Sep 02, 2017
    Yes!! So happy someone is doing this. This is the most ridiculous law ever. Every other town around us is fine with chickens. You can have chickens in Jersey City, for crying out loud!!

    And you only need 3 acres for horses, but 5 for chickens? Come on!! Totally ridiculous.
  • Maryory Pineda
    Maryory Pineda United States, Orange
    Aug 30, 2017
    Aug 30, 2017
    Please yes to chickens!
  • Steve Caldwell
    Steve Caldwell United States, Vernon
    Apr 15, 2017
    Apr 15, 2017
    The city of Austin TX pays home owners to raise chickens within a responsible frame work. The same can be done Vernon NJ!
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