Allow hens in the Village of Bergen

Allow hens in the Village of Bergen

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Hannah Wade started this petition to Residents of the Village of Bergen

A group of families in the Village of Bergen are proposing a new code in support of a small number of chickens allowed to reside at a single family residence. We appreciate that roosters can be a nuisance and want to establish guidelines to protect the positive community environment that we all enjoy here while allowing families to keep their pet hens. Many of us have children deeply attached to our pets and propose this new law in the interest of preventing the loss of our beloved hens. 

Our proposal includes the following: 

-No roosters allowed in the village

-Hens will be limited to a number decided    upon by the village board and residents

-Hens must reside within a secure enclosure

The proposal is available for review if you are interested! Please reach out! It is subject to change and we would love to hear your thoughts. 

You might wonder why we want to bring hens into the village. First of all, they are already here and have been for years. You may not have noticed because they are quieter than most dogs and much quieter than trains! They each have a unique personality and are tons of fun to watch. Children learn responsibility and respect for animals in our increasingly virtual world. Hens lay eggs without roosters! They are a food source and since we only recently struggled with empty shelves at the grocery store, we can all appreciate some food security. Hens keep the number of bugs down. Perhaps most importantly, they bring joy to their families and the children that raised them. 

The current law which the code enforcement officer has said prohibits chickens was actually written due to a stray cat problem in the village. As a result, the mayor has encouraged us to propose a new code which is strictly related to keeping backyard chickens. We have done so in the hopes that our proposal will provide guidelines allowing hens, but within parameters that the Village of Bergen can rely upon to keep our neighborhood the beautiful and peaceful place that we all love to call home. 

Thank you for your support! 

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