Demand the right to own backyard chickens in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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I have lived in this community for almost four years, and I love it, thats why I purchased a home here this past February. I have a dream that I am able to create my own personal urban homestead in my backyard as I am sure many others feel the urge to become a little more self-sufficient, whether its raising chickens or just having a potted tomato plant. This petition is to gain support from the residents of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio that would like to see zoning ordinances modified to allow homeowners the ability to raise backyard chickens on their city lots. Backyard chickens provide many benefits to their owners which include:
-Their eggs are organic and more nutritious than store-bought eggs
-Hens do not need a rooster to lay eggs and hens are quiet animals
-Their waste product makes great fertilizer
-They take up minimal space, are easy to care for and have a relatively cheap start up and maintenance cost...and have you seen the adorable chicken coops for sale??
-They make great pest controllers....and have even been known to eat mice
-Chickens will eat food waste scraps and this cuts down on the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills lessoning the burden of the city's waste department
-Great lesson in sustainability
-Great for children for learning responsibilities and have often times made great companion or therapy animals.
I think Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is a community-focused, progressive and forward thinking city; lets keep this going by allowing people the awesome privilege of raising chickens.
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