City of Houston: Relax the ordinance so that citizens can raise hens on normal-sized lots.
  • Petitioned Annise Parker

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Mayor of Houston
Annise Parker
Houston City Council, District H
Ed Gonzalez
Council Member James Rodriguez
Council Member Andrew C. Burks
Council Member Mike Laster
Council Member Larry Green
Council Member Wanda Adams

City of Houston: Relax the ordinance so that citizens can raise hens on normal-sized lots.

    1. Petition by

      Claire Krebs

City of Houston promotes itself as a green, progressive city; however, it is currently illegal to raise hens for any purpose within 100 ft of any adjacent residence. This effectively outlaws chickens inside city limits. The ordinance is an outdated hold-over and not in line with current practices in other sustainability-oriented large cities, like Chicago. Small numbers of hens are quiet and pose no public health threats, unlike other common pets. They do provide a healthy and safe source of fresh eggs and sustainable organic fertilizer for home gardens.

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    • Danval Scarbrough HOUSTON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      Because we should have the right to grow our on food.

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    • Tanya Torres HOUSTON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      It is important because I would like fresh eggs on a daily basis.

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    • JOHN LEWIS HOUSTON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      I WANT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP 3-6 HENS FOR PERSONEL USE & ENJOYMENT OF RAISING; KEEP SITUATION AS NOT TO BOTHER ANY NEIGHBOR IN ANY WAY

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    • Vicki Davison HOUSTON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      I want fresh eggs to feed my children.

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    • Jennifer Paschke HOUSTON, TX
      • 4 months ago

      Educate children about source of food. Help support sustainable urban living.

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