Martin County Backyard chickens
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City of Stuart just passed the Backyard Chickens vote to be allowed 2 hens per household. Our family just recently realized that we are county not city and are forced to get rid of our new family members. Please sign this petition to make our voices heard that we the residents of martin County want Chickens in our back yards!
There are many advantages of raising backyard chickens such as:
o Knowing where your produce comes from and what is being fed to the hens
o Very therapeutic and can act as a companion animal
o Pest control (They eat flies, mosquitoes, ticks, slugs, and many more)
o Eggs are shown to have much more nutritional value then store bought eggs (increased levels of vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and beta-carotene)
o Cruelty free and humane (No factory farming)
o Reduces the carbon foot print by a zero food waste cycle (giving food scraps, you cut down the amount you throw away)
o Chickens provide a natural garden fertilizer ( no chemicals)
o Providing education to children about food production
o Quieter then a dog barking
I think that amending the by-law to be able to raise backyard chickens can help the environment, provide education and supply humane facilities. What makes chickens (hens) any different then other animals that we are allowed in this by-law.
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