- Villa Park Community Development
- United States of America
We believe that small-scale chicken keeping is a healthy, economic, and sustainable way to feed and enrich our families and our community. Besides making great pets, hens provide us with fresh eggs and encourage local sustainable living. The ability to raise chickens offers educational opportunities for our children.
Chickens serve as a natural alternative to pesticides by eating bugs and insects, including fleas and disease-spreading ticks. Chickens also eat weeds, and chicken manure serves as an excellent fertilizer for lawns and gardens. Backyard chickens provide many benefits, which is why many towns and cities across the country now permit their residents to raise backyard chickens.
Many area communities have ordinances allowing chickens in the city limits including, but not limited to, Batavia, St. Charles, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Naperville and all of Cook County. The City Manager in Batavia reports that since passing their ordinance to allow chickens have “not had any issues whatsoever”. Through our research we have found that these communities, demographically, are very similar to Villa Park and when considering allowing chickens had residents, like us, who desired to raise chickens in their backyard for educational purposes and for healthy eggs.
As the Villa Park ordinance Sec. 5-104 is written, chickens are not allowed. We ask that you consider changing the ordinance to allow backyard chickens within the village limits year round with reasonable parameters similar to other area communities.
Thank you for considering our request.
We, the undersigned citizens of Villa Park IL, ask that Villa Park Sec.5-104 be amended to allow chickens (female only) in the city limits year round with reasonable parameters similar to other area communities.
The Villa Park Backyard Chickens petition to Villa Park Community Development was written by Villa Park Backyard Chickens and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.