This might help set a good example....Backyard Hens for the White House

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by UGchicken, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. UGchicken

    UGchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a pretty cool idea. I could see the Obama's getting behind it too...

    Please sign the petition at the link below.


    Backyard Hens for the White House


    Mrs. Obama’s efforts to educate and provide healthy futures for our nation’s children through her Let’s Move campaign would benefit from the addition of backyard hens to the First Family’s home.
    Backyard hens provide more delicious and nutritious eggs. In fact, hens allowed to range, as opposed to caged, produce eggs with 7 times more beta carotene, 2/3 more vitamin A, 3 times more vitamin E, 2 times more Omega-3s, and have 1/3 less cholesterol and 1/4 less saturated fat.
    Additionally, chicken droppings, when added to compost, make great fertilizer for the garden. Hens also enjoy hunting and pecking for insects, which means bugs will not bother the First Lady’s garden anymore.
    Most importantly, they would be a great teaching tool for children who tour the White House garden!


    It needs 25,000 signatures in 30 days in order for the White House to respond. That is a tall order so please help me out and go sign at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/backyard-hens-white-house/lJ7Ss51M.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/backyard-hens-white-house/lJ7Ss51M
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I don't normally do this stuff, but this interested me; I have signed the petition.
     
  3. vavanauken

    vavanauken New Egg

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    Thank you for posting! I started this petition late last night and am excited to see somebody already talking about it!
     
  4. prairieblue

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    Wow, why hasn't this been thought of before? A great idea for giving backyard chickens some good press. It makes way more sense than petitioning the White House for a Deathstar! Sign me up!
     
  5. UGchicken

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  6. wingless

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    A big thumbs up (and one more vote) from Michigan!
     
  7. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've thought it's a good idea for a while. I'm glad someone here figured out the proper channels to get the ball rolling. I registered on the site, and was signer #68, I believe.
     
  8. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I signed too. GIT R DONE !!!
     
  9. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Done!
     

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