Make chickens legal in Poughkeepsie, NY
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Hens are quieter than most dogs, eat pests, and more people are tuning towards chickens for healthier, organic, cruelty-free eggs. The current ordinance in the R-20 district says that chickens must be kept 100ft from any property border, approximately 4 times that for houses. Chickens are allowed in NYC, and I am asking for a change to the ordinance that might allow hens with the same setbacks as for houses. It seems that the main concern of the town board is that chickens will attract predators. Please sign this if you think that the town board should change this. Also, please comment with recommendations for what ordinances should be set in place instead, to ensure that foxes, raccoons, and coyotes would be kept out.
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