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May 6, 2014 - 7:00am

Today's Poll: Should people be able to raise goats and chickens in cities?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
Bob Harker
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Why not? If they own the property, they should be able to do what they want with it.

Jeff Allen
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Seems like a community standard issue that should be voted on by the residents of the city.

John Roach
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I see no problem as long as long as there are odor and noise problems. They should be no different than having a few dogs.

Jason Crater
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My wife and I have been toying with the idea of keeping a couple of chickens. I am concerned about the noise, smell and mess that comes with them though...

Jason Crater
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I looked in the city code for a section re: livestock and found nothing. Does the City of Batavia have any regulations pertaining to keeping livestock?

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I wish that all of my neighbors had goats to "eat/mow" their lawns. It would be FAR more pleasant than having to endure the constant loud din of power mowers and weed-whackers that ruins so many otherwise lovely summer afternoons. It would also be much better for the environment. I'm pro-goats and chickens, as long as they are well cared for.

Scott Ogle
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May I bring my llamas?

Billie Owens
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California public land managers regularly use herds of goats to scale the steep hillsides and devour the brush for fire prevention. Works good. I live in the heart of the city and I am not inclined to appreciate roosters crowing at the crack of dawn.

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I understand that goats also love to eat poison ivy, and they are (apparently) able to safely do so. I also live in the heart of the city, but that sure would come in handy around here. Last summer, the poison ivy was terrible!

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