The City of Arden Hills is seeking resident input on relaxing the standards for the keeping of laying hens only on residential properties within the Community.  By completing the online survey, City Council and staff can better gauge the level of community interest and other details on this subject. The information compiled from this survey will be shared with the City Council and the public.  The survey is open till November 5, 2020.

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* 1. Do you think residents of the City should be allowed to keep chickens (laying hens) within the city limits under certain guidelines?

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* 2. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being not important and 5 being extremely important, how important are the following reasons for you to have chickens (laying hens only)? [Check one number only in each row.]
Not Important → Extremely Important 1 2 3 4 5

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(Not Important)
2
(Somewhat Important)
3
(Moderately Important)
4
(Very Important)
5
(Extremely Important)
Economical
Part of a “greener” lifestyle
Family tradition
Food quality (e.g., freshness, health)
Food source
Fun/hobby
Learning experience for kids
Other reasons to have birds

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* 3. Why do you think laying hens should not be allowed within the City limits? (check all that apply)

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* 4. Have you ever kept chickens or known anyone in an urban area that has kept chickens for the purpose of urban farming? Yes/No

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* 5. If guidelines are written to allow chickens (laying hens), what restrictions do you think are important for the City to consider? (check all that apply)

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* 6. If residents of Arden Hills were permitted to keep chickens (laying hens only), how many should you be allowed to keep?

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* 7. Required information to submit survey – Addresses are used to confirm Arden Hills residency and will remain private.

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