Skip to comments.French village Pince to hand out chickens to cut waste
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."
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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.
Of course, it is free-market, with no government involvement.
>> 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?
Chickens are great for getting rid of ticks.
Can’t they just mandate that everyone buy 2 chickens??
2 chickens in every pot ???
Will they get 2 cars in every garage ???
If so, Herbert Hoover would be DOUBLY proud ...
More likely Obama would TAX every chicken owner for the eggs they laid, because it affects interstate commerce.
Chickens produce waste too, and it SMELLS!
A small pig will eat even more waste AND keep the jihadis away.
Thanks NormsRevenge. Hatched a scheme ping.
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 :-)