Reading the article written by Michael Kitch about the City of Laconia's task force proposal to keeping chickens in the residential area, I must comment on City Councilor Armand Bolduc's observations about chickens. I grew up on a self-sufficient farm and never have we ever needed a rooster for our hens to lay eggs. Much like the reproduction of humans, the rooster is only needed to fertilize the egg. Also, like any farm animal, as long as the henhouse is cleaned, like any barn or manger, there is no offensive smell.
Also, He must have never had a farm-fresh egg if he thinks buying them from a local market makes more sense.
Corner Chicken Coop