“People that garden and keep chickens are responsible

Backyard hens for Sudbury

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moncler factory outlet Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan submitted a petition at monlcer down jackets this week’s city council meeting, on behalf of Delange, seeking an update to the domestic fowl ordinance to allow backyard hens. moncler factory outlet

moncler outlet jackets “(Delange) points out that backyard hens provide education, nutrition, companionship, natural pest control and support a greener, sustainable lifestyle,” Kirwan noted on his Valley East Facebook page. moncler outlet jackets

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moncler outlet When he submitted the petition to his peers, Kirwan said there is a lot of interest in keeping coops in the outlying areas. Besides, he said hens make good pets. moncler outlet

“The people interested in this want the hens kept for pets and for producing eggs for personal consumption. They are not asking for cheap moncler outlet roosters. They do not want to hatch chickens, just get the unfertilized eggs,” Kirwan told The Star. “It actually seems quite interesting when you read what Meaghan wrote. I think a lot moncler mens jackets of kids would love them. I can see older adults living by themselves enjoying raising hens, as well.”

In her letter to Kirwan, Delange dispelled several myths associated with hens. For one thing, she said they do not make much noise.

moncler sale outlet “Once a hen lays an egg she gets excited and talks about her accomplishments; this goes on for up to five minutes once a day,” she said. “Her clucks measure 63 cheap moncler sale decibels, which is about the same as a normal adult conversation. Crows calling to greet the day have been measured at 73 decibels. A running lawn mower has been measured at 90 and a dog barking has been measured between 95 and 102 decibels.” moncler sale outlet

With proper maintenance of the coop and regular cleaning, she said that chickens do not smell.

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cheap moncler As for waste, Delange said six backyard hens produce less waste in one week than a medium sized dog. Their waste can be mixed with grass clippings and leaves to create fertilizer for moncler outlet store the garden. cheap moncler

A small flock of backyard hens do not typically spread disease.

cheap moncler coats “The truth is that their small flock, low stress conditions reduce the spread of avian flu. The Canadian Centre for Disease Control has stated that there is no need at present time to remove a family flock of chickens because of concerns regarding avian flu,” Delange explained. “Banning backyard chickens out of fear for the potential spread of avian flu is like banning home vegetable gardens because of fear of encouraging potato beetles, wireworms or cutworms.” cheap moncler coats

moncler sale Salmonella has also been brought up as a concern, but Delange said one third of all dogs carry salmonella “and we can now have an unlimited number of dogs per property in the city so moncler sale outlet the salmonella argument is a moot point.” moncler sale

moncler jackets outlet “Well cared for backyard hens have longer life spans than commercially grown hens. Backyard hens can live eight to 10 years, but cheap moncler some may or may not stop laying in three to five years, although they usually keep laying an egg a few times a month. Commercial hens are culled buy moncler jackets or killed at one to three years to make way for more productive layers. It would be an owner’s decision to keep the ladies as pets after they stop laying or to sell them.” moncler jackets outlet

cheap moncler jackets Delange also points out that hens eat the ticks that cause Lyme disease, fleas, mosquitoes carrying West Moncler Outlet Nile virus, stink bugs, grubs and slugs, as well as mice, baby rats and even small snakes. cheap moncler jackets

“The most economically and politically compelling reason to keep hens is to recycle food and yard waste, which keeps it out of cheap moncler coats costly waste facilities as it composts into an organic soil builder for gardens,” she said. “It’s as easy as feeding your chickens kitchen scraps. They poop out nitrogen rich fertilizer that you can compost with leaves and other moncler outlet online untreated yard waste to fertilize your gardens. A single chicken can bio recycle about seven pounds of food waste in a month. If just 2,000 households raised three hens it could divert it approximately 252 tonnes of waste from landfills and composting facilities annually. Imagine the potential savings to the town and taxpayers.”

moncler jacket sale Besides, Delange said, fresh food tastes better and is generally of better quality. It is also healthier. moncler jacket sale

“Fresh food simply tastes better and eggs are no exception. Keeping chickens and gardening go hand in hand the garden provides for the chickens and in turn the chickens provide for the garden,” she explained. “People that garden and keep chickens are responsible landowners and therefore likely to be responsible https://www.hotmoncleroutlet.com pet owners. As a parent these are things I want for my children. I want them for your children. I want them to know where their food comes from, how hard and time consuming it is to produce, that we should be respectful of our resources and I want them to experience the feeling of hard work paying off and have a sense of accomplishment that goes along with it.”

moncler outlet store In her proposal for a new bylaw, Delange suggested that residents be permitted to keep a maximum of six hens, but no roosters. moncler outlet store

cheap moncler outlet “All hens must be at least four months old,” Delange said. “You cannot determine whether a chick is a hen or a rooster unless it is vent sexed. This will also reduce the risk of people abandoning chicks when they are no longer cute and fuzzy.” cheap moncler outlet.