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To: DeKalb City Council

We support the right of DeKalb, IL residents to responsibly own backyard chickens

DeKalb citizens should have the right to responsibly own backyard chickens on their own property as pets or as a healthy source of eggs. The City of DeKalb should not have control over what we do on our property as long as it does not cause a nuisance to neighbors.

Why is this important?

Many suburbs surrounding DeKalb allow residents to raise a small number of chickens for a healthy source of eggs (including Naperville, St. Charles, and Batavia). Everyone should have the right to know that their eggs come from healthy and cared for chickens that are free from hormones and antibiotics if they choose.

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Reasons for signing

  • Definitely should be guidelines on how many chickens you can own to your available space. But having it completely off limits is a bit of an over reach.
  • We are buying a home in DeKalb with the understanding that we could raise 4 or 5 chickens for eggs. This will stop the purchase if we are not able to do this.
  • I want chicks

Updates

2020-03-09 00:56:51 -0400

500 signatures reached