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French village Pince to hand out chickens to cut waste
BBC News ^ | 3/28/12 | BBC

Posted on 03/28/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

French village has proposed giving two chickens to each household in order to cut down on organic waste.

Officials in the village of Pince in north-western France say the chickens should each consume 150kg (330lb) of rubbish per year.

It is hoped that as well as reducing waste, the chickens will help families save money by providing eggs.

Those who express an interest will receive their chickens in September, officials say.

"To begin with it was a joke, but then we realised it was a very good idea," mayor of Pince Lydie Pasteau told France 3 TV.

"It will also reinforce community links: just as people look after their neighbours' cats and dogs while they're away, they'll also look after the chickens," she said.

Between 15 and 20 households are believed to have shown an interest in the scheme so far.

Ms Pasteau said she hoped the chickens would prove "a good investment as the the cost of waste disposal is bound to increase over time."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: chickens; france; french; pince; waste
This can not end well.. just a hunch.
1 posted on 03/28/2012 7:24:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

We’re all gonna have chickens if things keep going the way they are. One of my neighbors has a few hens now here in town.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 7:29:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Don't know. I'm happy with babysitting my neighbor's chickens in exchange for eggs, and he lets them into my yard to graze on bugs and grass and to scratch. It works well for us.

Of course, it is free-market, with no government involvement.

/johnny

3 posted on 03/28/2012 7:30:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NormsRevenge

>> Officials in the village of Pince in north-western France say the chickens should each consume 150kg (330lb) of rubbish per year.

A pound of feed per day per bird?

RUBBISH!


4 posted on 03/28/2012 7:31:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Chickens are great for getting rid of ticks.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can’t they just mandate that everyone buy 2 chickens??


6 posted on 03/28/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NormsRevenge

2 chickens in every pot ???

Will they get 2 cars in every garage ???

If so, Herbert Hoover would be DOUBLY proud ...


7 posted on 03/28/2012 7:42:44 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: cripplecreek

More likely Obama would TAX every chicken owner for the eggs they laid, because it affects interstate commerce.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 7:43:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chickens produce waste too, and it SMELLS!


9 posted on 03/28/2012 8:07:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NormsRevenge

A small pig will eat even more waste AND keep the jihadis away.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 8:52:42 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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Thanks NormsRevenge. Hatched a scheme ping.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 9:22:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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A pound of feed per day per bird? RUBBISH!

Indeed, for 2 reasons. First, a chicken needs a lot of feed per day. Birds have high metabolism and they are quite warm at 103 °F. Second, it is not an omnivore. Hens' teeth are rather small :-)

My grandparents owned chickens, at least 20 at a time, and I helped with that. They were given fresh cut grass, dry feed, and other stuff that I don't recall. We also bought newly hatched chicks; they are a high maintenance item, I must say, but most will survive if you do everything by the book. Or you can outsource the entire work to a hen :-)

12 posted on 03/28/2012 9:35:11 PM PDT by Greysard
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