Show support of "urban chickens."
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Petition to allow "Urban Chickens"

Show support of "urban chickens."

    1. Cati Holker
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      Cati Holker

      Big Lake, MN

We talk a lot about becoming more self-sufficient. It's growing evermore popular to know and SEE where our food comes from. More and more of us are attempting food gardens for the first time, and why wouldn't we? There's money to be saved, resources to be conserved, lessons to be learned, and the fruits of our labors are EDIBLE!

Recognizing this movement, many cities are now allowing "urban chickens." Under most allowances, chickens are permitted under certain guidelines (chickens aren't running "wild", roosters are discouraged, etc.). Monticello is already on board!

By signing this petition, you are showing your support for the consideration of "urban chickens" by our own city of Big Lake, MN. You are not necessarily declaring a desire to have chickens yourself!

Here are some really helpful links related to this movement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_oxglPe5xY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d_shaeFeG0
http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2010/Feb/02092010_Planning_Backyard%20Chicken%20Keeping%20-%20Myths%20and%20Facts.pdf

Pros of urban chickens:
1. Fresh eggs.
2. Your neighbor gets fresh eggs (if you're the type to share!).
3. Chickens eat pests (grubs) and weeds.
4. Kids can learn the responsibility of owning a pet (chickens make surprisingly good pets, by the way!).
5. Owners have a choice to consume eggs from chickens that are being raised humanely (even "cage free" eggs you buy from the store are often raised in appalling conditions).

Cons:
1. Your neighbor doesn't like eggs or chickens.
2. Poorly cared for chickens can cause a ruckus.
3. Neighborhood dog might be attracted out of his/her yard.

Again, by signing this petition, you're showing your support for allowing "urban chickens" in Big Lake. You are not necessarily saying you personally want to raise them!

Thank you so much for your support and time,

Cati
Big Lake Resident of 5 years

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    Reasons for signing

    • Daniel Dorosheff HIGH SPRINGS, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Educating my children of the nature of things and building their association with farming and the grocery store.

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    • Cheri Curran HANOVER, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe families should have the right to raise chickens if they desire to. There are so many benefits to this for the family and the community at a whole.

      Thanks you,

      Cheri Curran

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    • Holly Larson HANOVER, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      We have urban chickens now as we own them with our neighbor. The neighborhood kids LOVE them as they get to feed them worms and learn about them and even take some eggs home with them. So nice having fresh eggs in your back yard, easy to keep clean and for the most part chickens are clean themselves besides their poop but thats why our coop is in the garden!

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    • Rebecca Matthews BUFFALO, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      The taste of "scratch" chickens and their eggs can't be beat!

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    • Kim Dufur MAPLE PLAIN, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      I have backyard chickens, and I can attest to the ease and simplicity of having them. Little mess, little fuss, yummy eggs!

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