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South L.A. backyards are becoming barnyards
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 25, 2008 | Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Posted on 05/28/2008 11:36:11 AM PDT by sheana

When her neighbor's roosters and chickens persisted in running through her yard, G. Stone took matters into her own hands.

She marched next door and issued a warning: Do something about the uninvited guests or the birds "were going in my pot."

The incursions stopped. But Stone, a retired Los Angeles County librarian who lives northwest of Watts, shook her head in exasperation as she recalled the incident.

"I've lived here for 50 years," she said. "All of a sudden, there's an influx of chickens. You're not supposed to have chickens in the city."

For many, the image of South Los Angeles is that of a paved, parched, densely packed urban grid. But increasingly, it is also a place where untold numbers of barnyard animals -- chickens, roosters, goats, geese, ducks, pigs and even the odd pony -- are being tended in tiny backyard spaces

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; diversity; immigrantlist; immigrants; immigration; laws; losangeles; poultry; workingdogs; zoning
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Welcome to the third world.
1 posted on 05/28/2008 11:36:15 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

EIEIO


2 posted on 05/28/2008 11:37:56 AM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: sheana

Third world indeed.

We had a chicken roaming our neighborhood.

It belonged to the house with 6 cars parked in front and 4 families living there.


3 posted on 05/28/2008 11:39:30 AM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: sheana

She is a librarian. By default she is almost certainly a lib and favors unchecked immigration. Welcome to the effects of your political choices, now sit down and shut up and let Hector tend to his chickens.


4 posted on 05/28/2008 11:39:49 AM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: MovementConservative

They can’t keep them in the front yard because those are filled with cars for all the unlicensed occupants.
BTW..those aren’t chickens..they are fighting cocks.


5 posted on 05/28/2008 11:40:21 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: MovementConservative

They can’t keep them in the front yard because those are filled with cars for all the unlicensed occupants.
BTW..those aren’t chickens..they are fighting cocks.


6 posted on 05/28/2008 11:40:49 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: sheana

Our big cities are going to ruin. People wonder why there are gated communities.


7 posted on 05/28/2008 11:42:42 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

“People wonder why there are gated communities.”

To keep the chickens in?


8 posted on 05/28/2008 11:44:37 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: sheana

I’ve been reading and hearing a lot lately about how with the fuel and food prices going up at the rate they are, we all need to start looking into driving less and raising our own food to supplement what we have to buy. Looks like these folks are on the forefront of trying to conserve and save energy.


9 posted on 05/28/2008 11:47:30 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: sheana

Downtouwn L.A. is a dump!


10 posted on 05/28/2008 11:47:45 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: sheana

She is obviously resisting multi culturalism, embrace the slide to Banana Republicanism that is happening in the US, it’s what’s good for you....


11 posted on 05/28/2008 11:48:08 AM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: Oldexpat

Not chickens...”yard pimps”.


12 posted on 05/28/2008 11:48:46 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: steel_resolve
She is a librarian. By default she is almost certainly a lib and favors unchecked immigration. Welcome to the effects of your political choices, now sit down and shut up and let Hector tend to his chickens.

No doubt. The Republicans not attacking illegal immigration is one of the greatest political blunders in the history of the party. If you go look at the comments to a ridiculous Geraldo Rivera post at Huffington Post, you'll see that even far-left liberals are against illegal immigration. Americans of every political persuasion are against illegal immigration; it's one of the few issues that people from all political sides agree on. But the idiot Republicans have ignored the people's will. It's a disgrace, and an idiotic one, politically.

13 posted on 05/28/2008 11:52:35 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: sheana
Welcome to the third world.

More like welcome to the vision of Demolition Man. How long until fire, postal and bus services are cut into the hearts of these pesthole neighborhoods?

14 posted on 05/28/2008 11:52:54 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Party ahead of principles; eventually you'll be selling out anything to anyone for the right price.)
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To: Oldexpat

Just had to reply!Neighbors had untold amounts of chickens next door to my old shop.You could not eat them as the feed,as I was told,was for fighting cocks and was not good for human consumption..Hundreds of them and they would fly over the fence in my back yard.They were so hyper that when my dogs would get after them,they literally fell over and died from shock!~Without so much as a scratch on them.[I live in Tx.]
We bought the place next to us and during the cleaning process,discovered numerous syringes which I believe they used to shoot them up with something before a fight.They never laid eggs either.


15 posted on 05/28/2008 11:53:39 AM PDT by xarmydog
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To: sheana

“Wherever there are Mexicans, there is Mexico.”


16 posted on 05/28/2008 11:55:11 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: sheana

My mother tells of people keeping backyard chickens in Nashville during the war. The way the economy’s going, I’m planning to build a coop in the expectation that the HOA will cave. I’m told that someone in the back of the subdivision has them now.


17 posted on 05/28/2008 11:58:23 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Joiseydude
To keep the chickens in?

To keep the turd world out.

18 posted on 05/28/2008 12:02:07 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: sheana

Do librarians believe in BB guns?

19 posted on 05/28/2008 12:06:03 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Oldexpat
they are fighting cocks

Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles where they recalled fighting Richard Dix.

20 posted on 05/28/2008 12:06:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been banned or suspended.)
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To: steel_resolve

Laura Bush is a librarian.


21 posted on 05/28/2008 12:07:51 PM PDT by merry10
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To: sheana
If there is anyone who needs to learn about farms, its the people in L.A.

I love these LA County Fair Commercials.

Every LA child knows Cafee Lattes comes from Cows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNCRSCx_-w

And of course every LA Teen knows Cashmere comes from Cows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dNayWTPH5U&feature=related

And Cotton Candy. Is it Vegan food?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7MpqyQRaBo&feature=related

22 posted on 05/28/2008 12:09:41 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: nina0113
The way the economy’s going, I’m planning to build a coop in the expectation that the HOA will cave.

I'm in a semi-rural area. My neighbors have chickens. About once a week they bring us a dozen eggs. We buy them a bag of chicken feed now and then, save the egg containers, and share homemade jam.

I've had to herd the chickens back to their cage a time or two, and dodge the roosters a few times.

I LOVE where I live! And, I love my neighbors!

23 posted on 05/28/2008 12:17:20 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: merry10

I work with Librarians.


24 posted on 05/28/2008 12:19:52 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: sheana
Plenty of folks in generally Hispanic neighborhoods raise chickens.......and have for decades.

One for eggs, and meat.

Another for roosters...

25 posted on 05/28/2008 12:20:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: merry10

Is she a conservative?

Her husband isn’t.


26 posted on 05/28/2008 12:21:02 PM PDT by fishtank (Fenced BORDERS, English LANGUAGE, Patriotic CULTURE: A good plan.)
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To: Joiseydude
Why did the chicken cross the road?

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To show the armadillo it could be done.

27 posted on 05/28/2008 12:22:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: steel_resolve
She is a librarian. By default she is almost certainly a lib and favors unchecked immigration unfiltered internet access to public computers so vile disgusting sex offenders pollute our public libraries, making them an unsafe place for kids.
28 posted on 05/28/2008 12:24:35 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: sheana

Well, the City of LA should tax the hell out of all chicken feed.


29 posted on 05/28/2008 12:24:56 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: MovementConservative

You forgot to mention that when they see something like this occur, they ask the pedophile to leave the Library, you know, instead of calling the cops. Information provacy and all...


30 posted on 05/28/2008 12:27:45 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: xarmydog
They never laid eggs either.

I didn't know roosters were able to lay eggs.....
31 posted on 05/28/2008 12:29:17 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: sheana

It’s happening in central Texas, too.


32 posted on 05/28/2008 12:31:47 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Wherever there are Mexicans, there is Mexico.”....

Exactomundo!.....


33 posted on 05/28/2008 12:39:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: visualops

Have to have hybrid chickens to make fighting roosters.They look upon it as breeding stock.
Whatever they were giving them was not xanax!


34 posted on 05/28/2008 12:40:07 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: SJSAMPLE

Quote of the day. ;)


35 posted on 05/28/2008 12:43:19 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana
"It's natural to have roosters," [Jose Luiz] said... "I'm Mexican. We are accustomed to hearing them."

Uh-huh

[Rampant livestock] are simply part of the household, a hobby and a comfort for immigrants who hope to re-create a little piece of home in a faraway, foreign place.

Oh well, that's not so bad, then, is it? Now I'm wondering what the big deal is!

Officials vowed to keep studying the issue.

Phew! Thank God! Now we'll get something done!

36 posted on 05/28/2008 12:44:25 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Personal Methane Reclamation: Break wind for energy independence!)
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To: steel_resolve

And their argument about wanting no restrictions on information access is bunk. The NRA, the ACLU, and other organizations recently sued a public library system for blocking access to pro-2A websites. Some public libraries also block access to pro-life websites, AGW skeptic sites, and arbitrary websites they label as “hateful”. Because none of that stuff represents information, nor is it useful, obviously...

But gay gangbangs, child porn, and animal porn are just great! These forms of protected speech (even if the content is illegal) represent critical information for all library patrons, and access cannot be restricted a priori! That would be censorship, and censorship of publicly funded libraries would bring us closer to the theocratic Bush-Hitler police-state where homosexuals are turned into fuel for SUVs! True freedumb requires that all depraved content be made available to the public at taxpayer expense, without limitations.


37 posted on 05/28/2008 12:48:16 PM PDT by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: sheana
I've lived in my house near Sacramento for 30 years. There has always been chickens and ducks in the neighborhood, and we are hardly third world.

There are also geese, peafowl, quail, guinea fowl, horses, and llamas in the area where houses are still valued at more than 400k or more.

Nearby, the community of Fair Oaks takes great pride in the fact they have beautiful chickens roaming the neighborhoods.

The presence of these feathered guys does not equate to the third world transplanted.

38 posted on 05/28/2008 12:57:25 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: steveo

I watched the town I grew up in become a third world slum. My beautiful neighborhood now is slowly turning. We now have rentals with 3-4 families living in them.
Farm animals are against code where I live in the city. Where the people in the article live it is against the city code. These lots are not zoned for animals.
But of course I guess codes don’t matter if you are an illegal. All that matters is you get to bring in your goats, chickens, etc. on small lots not meant for animals. If it makes them feel more at home I guess it is worth it.


39 posted on 05/28/2008 1:05:14 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

I grew up about 30 miles from there. My Uncle, who lived next door, had a bunch of chickens. When he was gone, I had to feed them and gather the eggs (while keeping an eye on the rooster). My Grandmother’s house, on the same property, was heated by a woodstove. When I got home from school, I had to check the wood and kindling boxes on the porch to make sure they were full. If not, I had to haul up wood and split kindling. Things have changed a lot...


40 posted on 05/28/2008 1:17:37 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: shorty_harris

We still have neighborhoods here within the city limits that are zoned for animals. They are 3/4 of an acre or acre lots though.
Heck if all my neighbors start getting chickens I will just get me a bunch too.
In California we can’t beat em so we might as well join them....that seems to be the philosophy anyway.


41 posted on 05/28/2008 1:25:04 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

Being a liberal democrat is all fun and games until another democrat voting block gets on your nerves.


42 posted on 05/28/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (McCain calls it "radical islamic terrorism," the dems don't refer to it at all)
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To: sheana
Hen-pecked by constituent calls about rooster noise, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn recently proposed limiting each household to one rooster and setting up new procedures to deal with loud birds.

I'd love to know if this lady is dealing with this issue because her last name means rooster in German :)

43 posted on 05/28/2008 1:29:47 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Ted Kennedy is the finest collection of hops and barley money can buy)
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To: sheana

Avian Flu


44 posted on 05/28/2008 1:34:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: sheana

>>Heck if all my neighbors start getting chickens I will just get me a bunch too.
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http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

I recommend Buff Orpingtons.


45 posted on 05/28/2008 1:39:58 PM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: sheana; All

Everyone who grew up in L.A., raise your hand. Very few of you, I’m sure.

People have always kept chickens in the yard in L.A.

The L.A. Times author is no doubt a newcomer also. And maybe the complaining neighbors would prefer to hear rap “music” and gunfire.....


46 posted on 05/28/2008 1:41:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Osage Orange

LOL.


47 posted on 05/28/2008 1:43:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: steveo

Your comments will surely fall on deaf ears.

Oh wait, they already have...:)


48 posted on 05/28/2008 1:45:12 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


49 posted on 05/28/2008 1:46:35 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: La Enchiladita

I just found this website that lists different cities rules for keeping chickens.

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

I am in Bakersfield and yes I did spend about 6 years of my childhood growing up in L.A. I lived in Glendale, Hollywood, and Tujunga. It is definitely not the same L.A.


50 posted on 05/28/2008 2:09:57 PM PDT by sheana
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