Keeping chickens in Aberdeen is legal but that is about to change, so Please sign our petition.
Target: To Amend the Town Ordinance to allow residents to keep hens in their backyard
Sponsored by: www.aberdeenchickens.webs.com
To: Aberdeen Town Council
We, the undersigned citizens of Aberdeen, believe that chickens should be allowed within the town limits in residential areas. That the Town ordinance should continue to allow for a small number of backyard hens for the following reasons:
-- Chickens can be beneficial to the environment; they produce a rich fertilizer by-product, high in nitrogen, eliminating the need for petrochemical fertilizers.
-- Chickens eat bugs, including ticks, reducing our backyard pest population, and allowing for reduced use of pesticides.
-- Backyard hens provide an educational opportunity to teach children where our food comes from and demonstrate responsible pet ownership.
-- Chickens also make excellent pets. They are surprisingly tame, curious about people, and come running over when called.
--Fresh, naturally raised eggs have an improved nutrient profile compared to conventional eggs.
-- Chickens eat table scrapes, reducing municipal solid waste.
-- A properly cleaned and maintained chicken coop poses no sanitation risks.
Read more: http://gomestic.com/gardening/benefits-of-keeping-urban-chickens/#ixzz1UqafNZtw
By keeping the Town ordinance to allow residents to keep a limited number of hens in residential zones, the Town of Aberdeen will be encouraging; Stewardship of the environment, self-sustainability, and responsible animal ownership. It is our goal to set new By-laws in keeping with many of the townships and cities here in North Carolina, by looking at land requirements, number of hens, addressing possible noise, health, and upkeep issues, as well as working to secure and uphold the rights of all the citizens of the Township of Aberdeen