Allow Chickens in Caledonia, WI

We, the undersigned, support the recent proposal to the Caledonia Village Board, to allow residents to own a small flock of pet chickens.   Currently, only residents owning 5 acres of property or more may own chickens.

Chicken keeping is a very rewarding hobby and they make wonderful pets.  They also provide a more sustainable lifestyle as they take care of our kitchen waste and provide compost for our garden and eggs for our table.

The complete proposal can be viewed at http://www.caledoniachickens.com.  Specific details, based on a similar ordinance passed in Madison, WI,  include:
Keeping of up to six chickens, plus a clutch of chicks for up to 8 weeks, provided that:
i. The principal use is a single-family dwelling.
ii. No person shall keep any rooster.
iii. No person shall slaughter any chickens.
iv. The chickens shall be provided with a covered enclosure and must be kept in the covered enclosure or a fenced enclosure at all times.
v. No enclosure shall be located closer than twenty-five (25) feet to any residential structure on an adjacent lot.
vi. The owner obtains a license

We also urge the Village Board to act on the proposal in a timely manner.
 
We, the undersigned, support the recent proposal to the Caledonia Village Board, to allow residents to own a small flock of pet chickens.   Currently, only residents owning 5 acres of property or more may own chickens.

Chicken keeping is a very rewarding hobby and they make wonderful pets.  They also provide a more sustainable lifestyle as they take care of our kitchen waste and provide compost for our garden and eggs for our table.

We also urge the Village Board to act on the proposal in a timely manner.  The proposal can be viewed at http://www.caledoniachickens.com
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