Birds of a feather working together to allow backyard chickens in Pottstown PA.

Birds of a feather working together to allow backyard chickens in Pottstown PA.

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Katie Scanlan started this petition to Pottstown Borough Council

During a time in our town when residents are increasingly disconnected from our food sources and so many are struggling for access to fresh and healthy food, updating our local ordinance to allow the keeping of backyard chickens would help connect us with our food.

Getting outside every day to care for chickens and being able to connect with a sustainable local food source can help support health and wellness objectives.  In addition, being responsible for backyard chickens can have positive effects on the mental health of people who are feeling “cooped up” during the Covid pandemic.  Chickens help minimize backyard pests like fleas and ticks, do a great job taking care of chicken scraps, provide delicious eggs and valuable fertilizer for gardens. 

Note:  Hens do not crow and do not require roosters to lay eggs.  Roosters crow, and can make for noisy neighbors.  Because of this, roosters are not included in the scope of the request being made by this petition. 

We ask the Pottstown Borough Council to revise their ordinance to allow for the responsible keeping of hens according to a permit process which is being proposed at the 3/3 Borough Council meeting.  

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