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Public should vote on chicken ordinance

Posted: November 25, 2012 - 3:12pm  |  Updated: November 26, 2012 - 8:41am

Chickens are wonderful birds except in my back yard. Having started picking eggs from under hens about 75 years ago, there are many wonderful things, and sometimes times of getting your little hand pecked pretty hard by an old hen. My memory reminds me of standing on a kitchen chair and washing eggs, drying them and putting them into a 30 dozen case. Growing older, you graduated into the wonderful job of cleaning the chicken house about once a month. In the wintertime, the chickens had enough body heat to keep the building warm, but while shoveling out the chicken poop along with flying feathers and dust, a good bath was necessary when the job was done, sometimes there were little bugs involved also!

We didn’t keep roosters, because they liked to make large sounds of crowing at daybreak to make sure every one was awake. I would say that 1 litter of chickens per square block provided there were no other neighbors would be about the right density.

I love chickens. I eat eggs almost every day, couldn’t get along without them. Also need them to make good egg nog for around Christmas. This is modern times, put it up to a vote by the public and maybe 30 percent of the public would express their opinion.

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BigRedDog
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BigRedDog 11/26/12 - 09:12 am
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Poultry part of town!

Cry baby whiners; Barking dogs, distant snowmachines, fast 3&4 wheelers, and moto cross bandits, now those are noise problems. But a chicken clucking while laying an egg is to me a reminder of real basic home life. I bet if those neighbors with the chickens were a little liberal with the eggs produced as a way of saying thank you for not being a complete jerk about our chickens it would be a different story. I did see two pigs raised in the Kenai City limits out on 4 th Street near Wildwood and I never did get any bacon.

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 11/26/12 - 09:46 am
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Allow people to raise food period

When govt. gets involved it will not be a good thing for people that want to be independant and self reliant with out govt. handouts and control.
Take our seeds which are now illegal to grow natural seeds of any kind with a $1 million dollar fine for doing so. Every seed must be a GMO seed as required by Govt.
Chickens are gr8 and produce food that is natural and good for you, so leave the govt. no matter what level out of it.
As for putting it to a vote conducted by govt. which changes and twists the words to look like your voting for it, but would actually voting against chickens when the vote was completed. The only way to insure a fair vote would be chickens Yes or No and we would still be at the mercy of control freeks that want to force everyone into a single group of followers dependant on govt.
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO LEAVE THE CHICKENS, DUCKS, GEESE, GOATS, PIGS AND ALL OTHER FOOD SOURCES ALONE BEFORE THESE FOOD SOURCES BECOME LIKE THE MOOSE AND SALMON WHICH ARE ABSENT, MISSING IN ACTION OF EVERY DAY LIFE.

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