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The day we move out of this county, (Have it our way City Council or no way at all) is a day we look forward to.[thumbup]3 months ago
Here is my 2 cents Ladies and Gentleman....Shop local, shop the independent retailers instead! Mom and Pop stores are going fast! Jun 30, 2012
And what of Arapahoe County...No chickens! Just breaking peoples spirits! Is that how it is commissioners?Apr 23, 2012
Clearly most of the individuals on the Council have not had chickens. While there are hens that lay an egg each day, most hens do not, and egg laying depends on many factors including breed and weather. To say that 4 hens would lay 42 eggs a week is just false except under the absolute best of circumstances. In addition, eggs can be frozen for future use when hens are not laying as regularly-winter and during their molting season.
In addition, as most educated people know, cholesterol does not come exclusively from consuming foods high in cholesterol but is also genetic. If you have a problem with cholesterol then don't eat the yolk...it doesn't sound like anyone is forcing the members of Council to keep chickens or eat eggs so I don't see how that is relevant to the issue of whether or not one keeps 4 or 6 chickens. Generally speaking the nutritional value of fresh eggs from backyard hens has been proved to be superior to battery kept hens. That should be reason enough to consider encouraging people to raise and consume fresh eggs. The only essential nutrient an egg doesn't contain is vitamin C.
As for foxes, if hens are properly housed there just shouldn't be an issue with hens and foxes. We have kept hens for several years now and have never ever had a problem with foxes, though we see them walking up our street regularly.
Perhaps the Council should research the issue and educate themselves before denying Littleton residence the ability to adequately provide their families with fresh eggs from their own backyards. Apr 22, 2012