Allow backyard chicken keeping for Clarington- Everyone has the right to feed themselves.

Allow backyard chicken keeping for Clarington- Everyone has the right to feed themselves.

July 2, 2020
Petition to
clarington municipal council and 2 others
Signatures: 455Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Jordan Ojczyk

Benefits of Raising Backyard Chickens

-Chickens lay eggs. These eggs are fresh, taste great, and are full of nutrition because you control what goes into egg production with the food you give your chickens.
-Chickens create excellent fertilizer. Chicken manure contains a good deal of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – the primary ingredients in lawn and garden fertilizers. Chicken manure can be composted and added to the soil of your garden, flowers, trees, shrubs, and lawns. The all-natural homemade fertilizer will save you money and help produce great results.
-Chickens make great pets. Believe it or not, chickens have their own individual personalities and are affectionate toward humans. Each is its own bird, as they say, with some being sweet, shy, grouchy, or playful. You will find yourself having a lot of fun with your unique flock of backyard chickens.
-Chickens help clean your yard. These hard-working birds will clear harvested garden beds of weeds, and eat fallen fruit from trees before they start rotting and attract bugs.
-Chickens are like a natural garbage disposal. Chickens can eat many of the food items we would normally throw away, including food scraps from salads, vegetable peelings, rice, fruits, nuts, and seeds.
-Chickens are fairly easy to take care of. A low-maintenance animal, chickens basically need to be fed, watered, and given a coop to nest in.
Chickens help control bugs and weeds naturally. Without the use of chemicals and insecticides, you can control over-population of crickets, grasshoppers, snails, slugs and other pests in your garden as chickens eat them up.

Reasons to eat backyard eggs vs. Commercial 

-Less impact on the environment, not contributing to factory farming. 

-Cruelty free, they are kept in smaller numbers and better conditions with people who actually love and care for them. 

-Healthier, you control what goes into the chickens which in return goes into the egg. 

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