The City of Maitland, Florida: Allow residents to keep a small number of female chickens
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The City of Maitland, Florida

The City of Maitland, Florida: Allow residents to keep a small number of female chickens

    1. JOHN ENDICOTT
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      JOHN ENDICOTT

      MAITLAND, FL

Other than gardening, chicken keeping for egg production is the simplest, easiest way for urbanites to supply themselves with fresh, healthy, organic food whose source is unquestioned. For many, backyard chicken keeping is a reaction to, and a rejection of, factory farming and its associated food safety and animal welfare problems.

In addition to providing a healthy, low-cost food source, chickens offer other benefits: they remove bugs, weeds, and weed seeds from the landscape; consume table scraps that could otherwise end up in the waste stream; and provide what is considered one the best organic fertilizers available.

Chickens are no more of a threat or nuisance to urban life than a dog or cat, and offer a benefit that legal pets do not: eggs - a healthy, sustainable food source. By allowing residents to keep a limited number of hens, the city will encourage stewardship of the environment and food production on a sustainable, household scale.

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    • Ryan Kalb MAITLAND, FL
      • 4 months ago

      Clean food / rejection of mass production food industry / being self-sustainging.

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    • Edward STEIGELMAN WINTER SPRINGS, FL
      • 4 months ago

      we should have as much freedom as Russia , i think people in russia have more freedom then we do in united states, and we are touted as a free country think about,

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    • Jack Brand OCALA, FL
      • 5 months ago

      My family lives in Winter Park and they have always wanted chickens. I personally have 24 chickens myself and LOVE them to bits.

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    • Jack Brand OCALA, FL
      • 5 months ago

      In my city is is legal to have chickens and I have 24 of them. I know what a blessing they are to me and my family and I believe you should have the right to own anything that: 1. Saves you money. and 2. Provides two main food sources.

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    • Kate Hoffman SARASOTA, FL
      • 7 months ago

      I live in Sarasota and have chickens on my property in the city. I am the mother, and grandmother, of a family in Maitland and want them to benefit as I do from the healthy food source my hens provide. My granddaughters will also receive an education in sustainable living, farming and caring for animals.

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