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Legalize Backyard Chickens in West Bradford Township

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We, the undersigned citizens of West Bradford, PA believe that chickens belong within the township limits in residential areas with restrictions (no roosters, min distance to neighboring houses, limited numbers) The Township ordinance, which currently only allows chickens on properties of 5 acres or more, should be changed to allow a 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 bugs, including ticks, reducing our backyard pest population, and allowing for reduced use of pesticides. Chester County is leading the state in Lyme disease occurrences; chickens could be very beneficial. -- 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 scrapes, reducing municipal solid waste. -- A properly cleaned and maintained chicken coop poses no sanitation risks. By amending the Township ordinance to allow residents to keep a limited number of hens in residential zones, the Township of West Bradford will encourage stewardship of the environment and food production on a household scale. Sincerely, The Undersigned

EXCITING UPDATE!!!! A Chicken Ordinance has been written and reviewed by the board! ... PLEASE COME AND VOICE YOUR SUPPORT!

The LAST board meeting is Monday, Jan 7th, at 8:00 PM,

1385 Campus Drive, Downingtown

The Board of Supervisors will be voting for the new ordinance at this meeting.... LETS PACK THE HOUSE!

For updates email: happypachickens@yahoo.com

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