Vernon NJ Council: Legalize Chickens in Vernon.

jordan heykoop
jordan heykoop 11 Comments
55 Signatures Goal: 500

 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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  • 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!
  • Robin Ivey
    Robin Ivey United States, Vernon
    Apr 14, 2017
    Apr 14, 2017
    My neighbor has hens, they are quiet, hygienic, and provide eggs. I would like to see the keeping of backyard chickens accepted and approved in Vernon, NJ.
  • Patsy
    Patsy United States, Sussex
    Apr 13, 2017
    1
    Apr 13, 2017
    Vote Yes to chickens
  • Jessica Bertan
    Jessica Bertan United States, Vernon
    Apr 12, 2017
    1
    Apr 12, 2017
    This is a must for our community. We live in Sussex County for goodness sake!
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    Jade Lopez United States
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    Danielle Weiss United States
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    Steve Caldwell United States
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    Robin Ivey United States
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    Marilyn Weiss United States
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    Jay Frieday Canada
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    John Bergin III Canada
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    Patsy United States
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    Jessica Bertan United States
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    Claire Kenny United States
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    Chris Sly United States
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    Lisa Zuidema United States
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    linda osestad United States
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