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NO CHICKS ALLOWED! (…and no cocks either!)
Albany Times Union ^ | May 14, 2011 | Greg Aidala

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.

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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 it’s 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 they’ll put Price Chopper out of business and then there’ll be no one left to sponsor the big 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza at the Plaza? Not likely.

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KEYWORDS: albany; chicken; jennings; urbanagriculture
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The cock of the roost says no to chickens.
1 posted on 05/14/2011 1:18:59 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
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To: Fitzy_888

A blocker?


2 posted on 05/14/2011 1:20:29 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Of course Laz would hit it!)
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To: Fitzy_888

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?


3 posted on 05/14/2011 1:22:32 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: B4Ranch; Fitzy_888

Ever one knows chickens only spread AVIAN flu. Don’t know what that PIG Jennings is worried about...


5 posted on 05/14/2011 1:30:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: B4Ranch

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


6 posted on 05/14/2011 1:32:51 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: DaxtonBrown

One problem with urban chicken yards is chicken sh*t - it smells! Draws flies, too.


7 posted on 05/14/2011 1:35:03 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

[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?


8 posted on 05/14/2011 1:39:43 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Kartographer

Perhaps a new chapter for the Manual - “Roadblocks to Prepping”??


9 posted on 05/14/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: GladesGuru; DaxtonBrown
One problem with urban chicken yards is chicken sh*t - it smells!

With all the other chicken sh!+ things going on in the world, who would even notice????

10 posted on 05/14/2011 1:45:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Fitzy_888
The first rule of Cockfight Club is you do not talk about your cocks. The second rule of Cockfight Club is you do not talk about your cocks.
11 posted on 05/14/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Fitzy_888

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...


12 posted on 05/14/2011 1:55:50 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Whoohoo!


13 posted on 05/14/2011 1:58:03 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: GladesGuru

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.


14 posted on 05/14/2011 1:58:55 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Fitzy_888

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.


15 posted on 05/14/2011 1:59:35 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Fitzy_888

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.


16 posted on 05/14/2011 2:04:26 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: DaxtonBrown

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.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 2:09:03 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

>>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.


18 posted on 05/14/2011 2:13:57 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing to America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: Fitzy_888
definitely no roosters!
19 posted on 05/14/2011 2:15:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: NWFLConservative

I notice the mod is a city gal. deleted it


20 posted on 05/14/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing to America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: Young Werther

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21 posted on 05/14/2011 2:16:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: bigheadfred

I can easily imagine chickens spreading AVIAN flu if they are brought into the house every night as so many of our illegals tend do with them so they won’t get snatched by the night prowling varmints.


22 posted on 05/14/2011 2:19:02 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing to America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: B4Ranch
night prowling varmints

the illegals that live next door?

23 posted on 05/14/2011 2:25:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: jmacusa
Filthy Third World bastards just let the damn things run loose allover the place.

And that's just the kids.

24 posted on 05/14/2011 2:27:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: B4Ranch

Funniest thing.

The last 3 or 4 weeks I have been hearing a “cocka-doodle-doo” from the neighbor’s house on the other side of the tree line. There is a rooster and 5 hens in a wire cage behind their house.

Now, I’m living in the bush, Alaska and I have never heard of anybody raising chickens up here. The winter weather will kill them or the varmints in warmer weather will.

I have to wonder if they are brown bear baiting...LOL!!!


25 posted on 05/14/2011 2:29:59 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

That’s what I would be thinking. Bear or wolves. Ya know, owls do get real tasty if they are bbq’d with crushed peppercorns and bacon. Be sure to do them well done and don’t eat the organs because they do tend to carry worms. SO do chickens. Humph Who would have thought they’re related.


26 posted on 05/14/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing to America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: jmacusa

We live next door to these wonderful folks. The chickens and roosters prefer our yard.


27 posted on 05/14/2011 2:40:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Put down some straw and enjoy the free eggs.


28 posted on 05/14/2011 2:42:47 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: jmacusa

“Ever live in or near an area with Mexican illegals? Chickens and roosters all over the place”

Yeh next door. It was a nightmare. They don’t build a nice little coop with a litte fenced run. The Preferred “Paco Pen” is wrappping chicken wire around the bottom of the 2nd floor deck. There ya go. So attractive I cannot tell you. Every morning at the stroke of 5AM the rooster starts up. You are never late for work.

I love chickens and I cannot wait for our impending retirement to a mini farm in the mountains where I plan to have a nice flock of my own. But in the burbs it really does not work out too well. After the financial collapse that is coming though I’m sure everyone will be ignoring those pesky county ordinances and getting some chickens, rabbits and starting about half the yard in corn. LOL!!


29 posted on 05/14/2011 2:44:29 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jmacusa
Ever live in or near an area with Mexican illegals? Chickens and roosters all over the place.

There you have it in a nutshell. Illegals love their chickens, I don't. Thanks for the post.

30 posted on 05/14/2011 2:53:10 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: hattend

Nearly 4 years they’ve been here and we have yet to get a single, solitary egg.


31 posted on 05/14/2011 2:53:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hmmm, they must have a sucky rooster.

Free fryers, then!


32 posted on 05/14/2011 2:57:08 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

No, it’s not that, they only $hit and eat in our yard, and they lay eggs in their own. Of course, I could never kill one of them, since they’re kinda cute and sad... they remind me of the little Mexican kids at the border begging you to buy their Chiclets, but in this case, they look up at you begging for bread and cracker crumbs.


33 posted on 05/14/2011 3:11:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Fitzy_888

Chickens should be considered just like any other large bird a homeowner might have. As long as they observe local noise ordinances (probably means no roosters), it shouldn’t be a big deal. Anyone who has had a small flock will tell you that they are wonderful animals.


34 posted on 05/14/2011 3:12:28 PM PDT by Paradox (Obama gets Trumped.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Free fertilizer and free bug removal.

(I’m looking for a silver lining, here hahahaha)

I used to sit on my mom’s porch, drinking coffee watching her “farm” wake up. Chickens are fun to watch sometimes.


35 posted on 05/14/2011 3:14:51 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
After the financial collapse that is coming though I’m sure everyone will be ignoring those pesky county ordinances and getting some chickens, rabbits and starting about half the yard in corn. LOL!!

It will probably be a lot tougher to get them after the collapse than beforehand.

36 posted on 05/14/2011 3:28:55 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Fitzy_888

We have a very liberal urban livestock ordinance here that allows 5 hens, and no roosters. The coop and chicken yard does not stink, and everything the chickens leave us goes into the compost pile or into the garden.

So far this year, our hens have given us over 600 eggs, and counting. None of our neighbors object to the occasional clucking and they all enjoy the free eggs and veggies we share with them.


37 posted on 05/14/2011 3:32:19 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Rembember, you asked......)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Start putting out nesting boxes and get free eggs. A pressure cooker ought to do a good job of tenderizing these “free range” birds.


38 posted on 05/14/2011 3:51:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Fitzy_888
"http://www.henspa.com/"


39 posted on 05/14/2011 3:54:05 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Fitzy_888

There is a farm within 1000 yards of Jenning’s office that not only has chickens but also goats ( all wink-wink, nod-nod )! Other home schooling families in Albany are reputed to raise chickens indoors but I wouldn’t know about that.


40 posted on 05/14/2011 3:58:02 PM PDT by rector seal (Forest Cluck Gump)
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To: Fitzy_888

So no chickens allowed.

But I bet pit bulls are OK.


41 posted on 05/14/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: DaxtonBrown
Other than that, or if your whole yard was filled with them, what is the problem?

it's not the "cockadoodledoo" it's the Cockadoodledoodoo...

And in Asia, urban chickens have been banned in some cities because they spread birdflu.

42 posted on 05/14/2011 4:17:07 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: LadyDoc

They have mites just like any other wild bird.


43 posted on 05/14/2011 4:24:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing to America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: Fitzy_888; tx_eggman; Red_Devil 232; libertarian27

Growing and cooking ping.


44 posted on 05/14/2011 4:42:28 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Fitzy_888; All

http://home.centurytel.net/thecitychicken/index.html

That’s the URL to a local gal’s website here in Southwest Washington that is worth a look for anyone who is considering a small or “micro” flock of laying hens. She’s done a great job putting it together and has some outstanding ideas for small coops.

Another excellent resource is “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” by Gail Damerow, which is available on Amazon in paperback. It’s the best primer I’ve found that covers all aspects of raising chickens for eggs and meat.

There is no “right way” to raise chickens at home...they will proliferate almost anywhere under many conditions. Give this site a look in your quest for info on this topic....


45 posted on 05/14/2011 5:07:29 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Rembember, you asked......)
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To: LowOiL

You’re welcome. I’m telling you in some of these towns here in NJ where this is going on I’m wondering where in the hell is the health department on this? And I’m not talking about rural NJ, I’m mean in big cities and small towns!


46 posted on 05/14/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I hear you dear, it’s horrendous. Okay, we’re still some what of a ‘’farm state’’ here in The Garden State but I’m talking about chickens in the middle of a middle-class, suburban town town fer cryin’ out loud! And these Mexicans set it up just the way you said. I’ll never forget going to a job I once had every morning having to pass through a once nice neighborhood of once beautiful old Victorian homes and here’s the damn things all over the place! Roosters, hens, chicks. I’m telling you, I love animals but I more than once ran over the filthy things when I had the chance. Once I did that and I stopped the car as this Mexican was looking at me. I got out of my car and yelled ‘Que, puto’’,ahora que’’( What f**got, now what?’’) He didn’t make a move and I kept on going. Sorry to sound so cruel. I know its not the animals fault but G-damnit this is my country, my home. Not some Third World cesspool.


47 posted on 05/14/2011 5:25:59 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Kind of metaphor for Mexicans, isn’t? Like the chickens they prefer someone else’s ‘’yard’’ (country).


48 posted on 05/14/2011 5:31:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL!!! Now that’s funny!!


49 posted on 05/14/2011 5:37:35 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: NWFLConservative
Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are, that’s a funny one there!

Looks like the mods didn't think much about the reply.


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50 posted on 05/14/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The American taxpayer cannot support the tax and spend habits of DC.)
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