2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 5:58 PM
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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 6:34 PM

No thanks to the sound or smell!

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 6:40 PM

WHAT? Thats what farms are for!

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 6:58 PM

Id support it

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 6:58 PM

My sister lives in West Dundee where it is legal. She has several. Honestly. I love my sister. but it is messy, kinda smelly and an eyesore. Not even going into the fact you need an enclosure in the winter so they don't freeze to death. And finally. my neighbor is a challenge now. adding chickens to the mix sounds dreadful

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 7:02 PM

Not supporting it. what's next a bear?

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 7:20 PM

Tricia Bakker

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 7:22 PM

Aimee Marie

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 7:34 PM

I'd be in! I'd love it. I had bantam chickens when I was a kid and it was a super nice neighborhood. We may have been the only house w chickens , but I loved every minute of it

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 7:38 PM

I work at a large church and we have more than our share of old hens in the congregation!

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 7:42 PM

No thanks.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 8:00 PM

Heidi Auriemma

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 8:29 PM

井井井突

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 8:35 PM

Yes, you would have to care for the hens, which includes protecting them from wildlife.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 8:36 PM
2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 8:46 PM

My dream! Lol

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 8:48 PM

If we didnt live on city lots here, Id be happy to support this. But not so thrilled about the idea on a 50 lot with maybe a 5 setback from the lot line to anothers house. If we were talking acre lots, np!

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 9:00 PM

Im not In Park Ridge but I signed anyway!

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 9:09 PM

No thank you

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 9:50 PM

Definitely no. We have an undersized lot.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 9:53 PM

More likely to get marijuana shops here than this happening

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:17 PM

While I'm a big chicken lady, I think a big thing your petition is missing is the amount of space chickens require. I think that's a bit part of the education and people signing should read that side of it as well. 8 chickens need a good amount of space. A lot more then the average person thinks. I think adding in more education to the petition might get you more signatures.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 11:11 PM

My husband wants a goat. Think of it, if ppl get goats we can cut down the complaints about noise on weekend mornings. . No more landscapers needed.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 11:21 PM

For those who are concerned about the smell, did you know that were permitted to keep rabbits outdoors in rabbit hutches? I know Ive seen a few around town and walking by I didnt notice a smell at all. I imagine that these owners did a wonderful job cleaning after their pets. 休

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 11:26 PM

Our neighbors right next door to us have about 6-7 chickens roaming freely, were perfectly fine with it. Ive never noticed any unusual smell, theyre fairly quiet & the eggs taste delicious. Were in Norwood Park on a block with all driveways & 75 by 175 ft. Lots.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 11:47 PM

What is the attraction here? 1)Teach your kids about where eggs come from and 2) fresh eggs that are yummy.

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 12:07 AM

Kathleen McAuliffe Alvarez

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 12:17 AM

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have traced salmonella outbreaks to backyard birds. In 2016, eight outbreaks of salmonella infections across several states were linked to live poultry in backyard flocks; they were tied to 895 infections and more than 200 hospitalizations.

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 12:22 AM
2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 3:17 AM

Lejla- I would like to thank you for your consistent polite responses and for educating those of us who dont know much about the why or how of having chickens. I wish everyone were as courteous in their conversations here as you have been and appreciate your modeling civility.

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 9:00 AM

Sarah Handley

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 9:44 AM

Irene Gallagly Aiello

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 10:31 AM

Backyard chickens have become quite trendy. But for those who think it would be a wonderful idea, please remember that there are expenses involved beyond food and water. In addition to a coop and run, assuming you have room for those, you likely will, at some point, need veterinary care. All too often on this and other FB sites I see people moaning and groaning and getting sometimes nasty about the cost of veterinary care. Folks, vets do NOT work for nothing! Nor do they do their job just because they "love animals". They have spent 4 years of undergrad, 4 years in vet school and sometimes post grad school, all at no small cost. Setting up a practice is not cheap. So before you go out and buy chickens or any other animals, make sure you know, really know what you can expect to pay for their care. Be a responsible pet owner! Thank you.

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 11:09 AM
2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 12:10 PM

Its not easy to do this but for those who want to and do it correctly I say they should be able to. There would need to be rules and licenses.

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 2:18 PM

If it's OK with everyone I'd like to offer an amendment to the petition that would allow for cows. 不

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 3:04 PM

Both my parents grew up in rural areas overseas and chickens and other animals were appropriate for the density and location of homes in their village. Here in an area as dense as park ridge and with lots right next to each other the nuisance impacts would in my opinion be too much and I think others would agree that many moved here for the urban feel and could have bought out near the far western burbs where farms and corn fields are interspersed between homes and large lots. But the bigger issue are health concerns. We are seeing studies that we may not have a vaccine for the current strain of corona virus for quite some time and we may need to institute social distancing next year again (hopefully not to the same extent). My research on coronavirus is that the experts are not certain how it transmits between humans let alone exactly how and between which animals and humans. Bringing in yet another breed of animal to our city during this time is scary to me especially with loved ones with immune issues or age as a risk factor. Here is an excerpt and a link to an article about possible transmission of coronavirus from chickens to humans : Should you get new chicks? Dont stop planning for your new chicks. To date, there is no indication of any increased risk of catching the virus from your existing flock or any new flock members. But that does not mean you should let down your guard. Even in a non-epidemic year, strains of coronavirus can pass from chickens and other animals to humans through physical contact. https://bangordailynews.com/.../chickens-are-carriers-of.../

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 3:57 PM

Since I am not familiar with keeping chickens, what sort of noise/odor can be expected with something like this?

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 4:12 PM

The more I think about it the more I might be for this! Can you imagine the action photos people would post of the Coyotes going after the chickens?

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