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Support Backyard Chickens in Stephenville, NL

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We believe that small-scale chicken keeping is a healthy, economic, and sustainable way to feed and enrich our families and our community. Besides making great pets, hens provide us with fresh eggs and encourage local sustainable living. The ability to raise chickens offers educational opportunities for our children.

Chickens serve as a natural alternative to pesticides by eating bugs and insects, including fleas and disease-spreading ticks. Chickens also eat weeds, and chicken manure serves as an excellent fertilizer for lawns and gardens. Backyard chickens provide many benefits, which is why many towns and cities across the country now permit their residents to raise backyard chickens.

Many area communities have ordinances allowing chickens in the city limits including, Corner Brook and St. John’s. Demographically, our town of Stephenville is very similar to Corner Brook and when considering allowing chickens had residents, like us, who desired to raise chickens in their backyard for educational purposes and for healthy eggs.

As the Town of Stephenville by-law, Sec. 36(4) is written, chickens are not allowed. We ask that you consider changing this by-law to allow backyard chickens in the town of Stephenville year round with reasonable conditions similar to other area communities.



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