Allow backyard chickens in Deltona
  • Petitioned Deltona City Commissioners

This petition was delivered to:

Deltona City Commissioners
Mayor City of Deltona
John Masiarczyk
Commissioner Zenaida Denizac
Zenaida Denizac
Commissioner Heidi Herzberg
Heidi Herzberg
Commissioner Fred Lowry
Fred Lowery
Commissioner Barnaby
Webster Barnaby
Commissioner Schleicher
Nancy Schleicher
Chris Nabicht

Allow backyard chickens in Deltona

    1. James Pescha
    2. Petition by

      James Pescha

      Deltona, FL

With the increased interest of having more control of what we eat, many people are turning to locally produced and homegrown food.  A small flock of backyard chickens would add to the homeowners' variety of food in his control.

Homegrown food is more healthy and nutritious and has less impact on our carbon footprint.  The benefits of backyard chickens include kitchen scrap recycling, bug control, organic fertilizer and healthier eggs.  They are great pets, too!


Allow for the keeping of backyard chickens in the City of Deltona.
Maximum of 5 chickens
Hens only, no roosters.
Proper chicken coop for the number of chickens

Recent signatures


    1. Deltona City Commissioners meeting Monday August 6th at 6:30 pm

      James Pescha
      Petition Organizer

      I will be addressing the city commissioners and asking them to reconsider the request to allow backyard chickens. Any one who can show up to lend moral support would help. ware a yellow shirt to show you are for the chickens.

    2. Facebook group

      James Pescha
      Petition Organizer

      there is a facebook group. Chickens for Deltona come join us and follow along as we work to have chickens in our backyards.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. motion for backyard chickens tabled

      James Pescha
      Petition Organizer

      At the city commission meeting last night, the commissioner seemed to have a change of heart. They voted to table the motion, setting it aside to let it die.

      There is a facebook group, chickens for deltona, that is coordinating the effort to bring the issue back to the commissioners. to follow our progress and lend your support please join the group.

    5. The first reading to allow backyard chickens will be on June 18, 2012

      James Pescha
      Petition Organizer

      The first reading to allow backyard chickens will be at the city commission meeting at 6:30 pm on June 18, 2012. The public may not be able to give input at this meeting but a show of support would be nice. The second reading will be on July 2, 2012 and we should have a chace to addres the commissioner at that meeting. See you there.

    6. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amy Evans DELTONA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      To have the right to provide fresh eggs for my kids, and show them the importence of knowing where your food come from.

    • Ashleigh Hart DEBARY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because Deltona is right next to DeBary. We want backyard chickens in DeBary and we support Deltona in their push for backyard chickens!

    • diane mADARA DELTONA, FL
      • about 2 years ago


    • Danielle Madara DELTONA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I want to know where my eggs are coming from. I want to be able to control what 'goes into' these eggs...not the crap that you get at the groceiry store. Yes, you can get organic, free range, hormone free eggs at the store, but you PAY for it. I grow my own vegetables and want to be able to compost the chicken waste to benefit my garden, plus I can feed them my food scraps. To be honest, having chickens would be no worse than having a dog.

    • Jasmine Ramos DELTONA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I loved to raise chickens and having the convience of having them in my backyard would allow me to raise some once more.


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