Please, I Need Your Best Argument

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    I need to go before City Council to try to legalize chickens in my town. I need your very best arguments, any links to newspaper articles would be great. I just need lots of presentable evidence supporting chickens so that I can go before city hall.


    I Really, Really need your help, I know there is someone out there that can help me.
     

  2. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Can anyone help me?

    Are chickens dirty? Would their coop and run get dirty and smelly easily is there any way to prevent this?

    I need your help. It doesn't even have to be about you trying to legalize chickens. Any information about their personalities, egg advantages, etc. are very welcome here.

    Please BYC'ers don't let me down.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Chickens are no smellier or noisier than dogs or cats when care for properly.
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

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    Connecticut
    If you do a search on here, you should find lots and lots of info on this. Many people on here have gone through this.
     
  5. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Songster

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    thecitychicken.com
     
  6. wings

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    -good for the environment
    -discourage bad treatment of animals
    -educate people on how to humanely treat animals
    -helps people to realize where their food comes from
    -global awareness
    -THEY ARE JUST DARN AWESOME!!!
     
  7. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Local, sustainable food source.
     

  8. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

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    You want to be able to raise some of your own food
     
  9. tamlynn

    tamlynn Songster

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    chickens are easy pets to care for. People are not allergic to them like dogs or cats. They don't bite. Can be very friendly and curious.

    Organic pest control. Organic eggs. Organic fertilizer. They eat everything from weeds to kitchen scraps to bugs.

    Extremely educational. Invite local boy or girl scout groups, homeschool or public school groups, etc. to see them. Take chicks into classrooms. Most science courses teach the life cycle of a bird starting in Kindergarten.
     
  10. AngryHippie

    AngryHippie In the Brooder

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    I've been fighting the city of Troy on this very issue for the last several months. Take a look at the article that I just posted about us at https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=129786

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    can also take a look at our site at http://saveourchickens.com it has a lot of the arguments I've been using and if you shoot me an e-mail I'd be happy to provide you with the letter I presented to the board of zoning appeals and some other documents.
     

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