Friday, December 24, 2010

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Re chickens
The following information is from WikiAnswers:

A good healthy layer should start laying about age 5/6 months and continue to lay past its 2nd year. Production often slows after the hen reaches about two years old but they can still lay a few times a week up to 3 years old. After that you will be running a retirement home for chickens unless you use them as brood hens which they will continue to do for many years.

Although self-sufficiency is a laudable aim and one I attempt myself, I respectfully ask council to consider the more sensitive of us who do not wish to witness hens slaughtered.

Chickens in residential areas will attract predators. This poses a safety risk, especially to children. Secure fencing is not cost efficient for only four hens and it is doubtful the expense would be made.

Given that large predators will be attracted to hens and their feed I do not wish to witness their destruction either.

The focus should be on encouraging small scale egg production away from residential neighbourhoods.

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