Help 11-year old Young Urban Gardener Austin Hurt keep his chickens!

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Austin Hurt, an 11-year old boy is being forced to give up his 6 hens and 1 rooster due to the John H. Boner Center stating that they aren't allowed. Austin likes to refer to himself as "The Young Urban Farmer." At just 11 years old this young man has helped so many in his community. Right down the street from where he lives he tends to the community garden that he decided to put into place to help anyone and everyone who may need just a little bit of help. He has had his chickens for two years now, but there's now a new director in charge of the housing department at the John Boner Center. The previous person in charge actually gave the Hurt family the permission to have the birds. There is not a current chicken policy in place, they're going to write one stating that they are not allowed after this family have had these birds for two years. They're lease states that "Except for a service animal, renters need written permission to have a four-legged animal living on the property." Chickens happen to only have two. Indianapolis has its own separate law stating that up to 12 hens and 1 rooster are allowed but must be in an enclosed structure. This family only has a total of 7 birds, just enough so that each person in the family can receive 1 egg a day. Not only does his family use the eggs, but they also barter with them to get other things that they could use instead of buying from the store. Do you remember that community garden I also mentioned above? Well, Austin also uses the chickens manure to help as the fertilizer in the community garden. They have told this family that "they can get WIC" instead of allowing them to keep they're birds. They would rather force government assistance on them rather then let them have they're own birds and not have to rely on the governments help. We can only hope that by getting plenty of signatures that maybe, just maybe the director may change her mind. Austin is just beginning his dreams of making a difference in this world and someone is trying to crush them. Please don't let this happen. Please sign this petition! Thank you.



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