Skip to comments.NO CHICKS ALLOWED! (…and no cocks either!)
Posted on 05/14/2011 1:18:57 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings once again stretched his wings of power and vetoed a bill that would have allowed Albany homeowners the privilege to raise and house chickens (and definitely no roosters) in their backyards.
What I found amusing about Mayor Jennings argument is that he called the proposal a flawed and piecemeal approach to the broader issue of urban agriculture. Of course its a piecemeal approach, you first put the pieces together and then you enjoy a meal after the chickens are mature. What really is the concern here? A fear that residents are going to raise so many chickens that theyll put Price Chopper out of business and then therell be no one left to sponsor the big 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza at the Plaza? Not likely.
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We had a rooster wander into our yard a few years ago in an urban area - no clue where Speedy came from. A lot of fun, but yes, every morning you heard cockadoodledoo. Other than that, or if your whole yard was filled with them, what is the problem?
Ever one knows chickens only spread AVIAN flu. Don’t know what that PIG Jennings is worried about...
Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are, that’s a funny one there! If you don’t think that’s funny you need to leave! - Larry the Cable Guy
One problem with urban chicken yards is chicken sh*t - it smells! Draws flies, too.
[One problem with urban chicken yards is chicken sh*t - it smells! Draws flies, too.]
I’m no farmer, so the question is how many could you keep without them being a pest?
Perhaps a new chapter for the Manual - “Roadblocks to Prepping”??
With all the other chicken sh!+ things going on in the world, who would even notice????
Would SWAT teams be descending on every backyard with a chicken coop?
Man, we had chickens (and roosters) growing up...in a city block. Nothing ever came of it. Free eggs, don’t remember if dad ever killed a chicken for meat.
We even had 2 pet ducks...
When I worked at a garden center you wouldn’t believe how many 30 pound bags of chicken manure I loaded into cars.
No difference. Actually, naturally occuring chicken poop doesn’t smell half as bad.
Ever live in or near an area with Mexican illegals? Chickens and roosters all over the place. Filthy Third World bastards just let the damn things run loose allover the place.
I’ve seen quite a few stories on corruption in the Albany area, which involves sending agricultural inspectors around to prevent small farmers from growing their own food.
I presume this mayor is probably being paid off by factory farms that don’t want any competition.
We had probably 6 hens and a rooster growing up... plus a brood of chicks every now and then. When my parents retired out of town they had 2 coops each with 8 hens and a rooster.
Unless you were in the pen...in the henhouse... the smell wasn’t bad.
>>if dad ever killed a chicken for meat.<<
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if your Momma took care of that while you kids were in school and Pop was at work.
I notice the mod is a city gal. deleted it
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