We, residents of Louisville, CO, would like you to change the City by-law (Sec. 6.16.020) to allow residents to keep a maximum of 6 hens (no roosters) in their backyards within City limits.
Chickens are the most sustainable pet on the planet. They eat unwanted pests like mosquitos, provide organic fertilizer for gardens, encourage healthy worm growth and micronutrients in topsoil, and consume organic waste, saving it from the landfill. And best of all, they provide a healthy, sustainable supply of fresh eggs.
Backyard chickens are no more of a threat or nuisance to urban life than a dog or cat (coyotes have been predators to cats and dogs for a long time, chickens will be no different and will be kept in a coop!), yet offer many benefits that man's best friends do not. It is important to residents with concern for the environment, humane treatment of animals, or their own health to have access to this great alternative to mainstream poultry.
Over 500 U.S. cities and towns have changed their rules to make it easy for people to keep backyard chickens in recent years. Including our surrounding cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, Superior and Denver.
Please pledge your support! If you have any questions or concerns about keeping urban hens, please contact me on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/urbanhencoalition