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Florida town orders boy with autism to give up pet chickens
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Posted on 12/08/2013 7:31:58 PM PST by rustyboots

A Florida town has ordered an autistic Florida boy to relinquish the pet chickens his parents say have transformed him from a troubled little boy given to harming himself into a vibrant and happy preschooler

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: autism; debary; fascism; fascists; pettherapy; urbanchickens

1 posted on 12/08/2013 7:31:58 PM PST by rustyboots
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To: rustyboots

Somehow I continue to be amazed by the sheer lack of intelligence or common sense shown by government officials at any level.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 7:33:37 PM PST by rustyboots
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To: rustyboots

Chickens are dirty disease carrying dumb birds who belong on a bbq.

Get the kid a parrot or a parakeet.


3 posted on 12/08/2013 7:38:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rustyboots
“It's unfortunate, and I sympathize," Koval told The Sentinel. "But we spend a lot of time and money establishing codes and ordinances for the protection of the citizens and taxpayers of this community. And I believe that they [chickens] belong in agricultural areas."

It isn't for protection, it's for control.
Can he name what damage they're doing?

4 posted on 12/08/2013 7:41:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rustyboots
The parents need to submit an application to the state to have the animal(s) licensed as service animals. It can be done. My sister in law did it for her little Papillon dog. An animal that performs no more service to her than being a calming influence for her during trips to the hospital for required PT sessions for a variety of inflictions.

As ridiculous as it sounds, it is possible. Then the town can't say thing one about the chicken(s).

5 posted on 12/08/2013 7:41:31 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: driftdiver

They’re only dirty if they’re penned and not kept clean.


6 posted on 12/08/2013 7:42:35 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: driftdiver

Do Chickens Make Good Pets?

Chickens can make good pets and they are actually one of the most advantageous pets. They usually eat bugs and they also provide food. They are easy to take care of and cheap to maintain.

http://www.ask.com/question/do-chickens-make-good-pets


7 posted on 12/08/2013 7:44:00 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: rustyboots

Chickens usually are not a nuisance. It is the roosters that neighbors don’t like.


8 posted on 12/08/2013 7:44:02 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: rustyboots
I don't like chickens. BUT...I don't like snakes either. Or lizards. Or spiders. And people keep those as pets. As long as they stay at their house it is none of my business.

I can understand a rule against roosters as they tend to be noisy but let the kid keep his chickens.

Doesn't the city council have to go get their mom a flea dip or something?

9 posted on 12/08/2013 7:45:04 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: rustyboots

parents need to move to a town where the kid can have chickens


10 posted on 12/08/2013 7:45:55 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

but they are therapy chickens


11 posted on 12/08/2013 7:48:36 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: rustyboots

Don’t they have anything better to do?!

Big government taking care of you. all for your own good...


12 posted on 12/08/2013 7:53:16 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: rustyboots

The parents need a lawyer familiar with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If the chickens qualify as “service animals” for the boy, as it seems clear they are, and if the City Officials insist on being officious, then litigation may rightfully enrich the boy and his parents.

Taxpayers stupid enought to keep such fools in office have no complaint when they are billed for the acts of their employees.


13 posted on 12/08/2013 7:54:26 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: rustyboots

Why does Florida have so many liberal dipsheets? Almost every day we read about something really stupid or hardcore left coming out of the Sunshine State.

Yes, I know it has given us Debbie Wasserman-Schulz and Alan Grayson, but it has also given up Col. Allen West (who they rejected the second time around).

I’ll trade the chickens the little boy needs for getting rid of the three chickenshits on the City Council. Would be worth it.

Then give the autistic child some raptors as pets. Then nobody would bother him.


14 posted on 12/08/2013 7:56:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rustyboots

I live in a residential area. The house to my left has chickens; three houses to the right they have every kind of poultry you can imagine. They don’t smell, they aren’t noisy, they eat bugs (like ticks), and I have access to fresh eggs.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Controlling, and stupid.


15 posted on 12/08/2013 7:56:28 PM PST by mrsdeb (I didn't expect THAT to happen.)
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To: driftdiver

“Chickens are dirty disease carrying dumb birds who belong on a bbq.

Get the kid a parrot or a parakeet.”

Birds are birds - feathered sh*t machines. Some are more colorful than others, some more tender.

The isue isn’t which birds, but how will the community officials cope with the boy’s specific birds which have become his de facto service/therapy animals.


16 posted on 12/08/2013 7:57:02 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: rustyboots

17 posted on 12/08/2013 8:01:09 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: rustyboots

The parents should call them Service Chickens and sue the town.


18 posted on 12/08/2013 8:02:50 PM PST by Revel
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To: yldstrk

Funny, your comment. We had renters down the block and the boy wanted a goat for 4H. I didn’t have the heart to tell him no and said he could if the city said okay. A couple weeks later we heard goats in the back yard. I called the city and was told that we have no ordinances against any animal whatsoever, as long as we can take care of it. Pig? Yes. A cow? Yes. So, there are communities. Our town is 12,000.


19 posted on 12/08/2013 8:03:30 PM PST by healy61
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To: driftdiver
Chickens are dirty disease carrying dumb birds who belong on a bbq.

Nice statement. Not.

20 posted on 12/08/2013 8:39:45 PM PST by onedoug
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To: healy61

I was friends with a gal who lived in Williamsburg brooklyn (back in the day, before the hipsters went there) - in a very Italian section.

She told me that a lot of people bought lambs and kept them for a while to fatten them up and then slaughtered them for Easter dinner.

I don’t know if that still happens, but maybe.

There also were always some Roosters on the Lower East Side, because you’d hear them crow if you’d had a particularly long night!


21 posted on 12/08/2013 9:31:11 PM PST by jocon307
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To: driftdiver

I dunno about that

barbequed parakeet may be pretty tasty, too

easier for the cops to stomp, too


22 posted on 12/08/2013 9:55:43 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: rustyboots

Was he choking his chicken?


23 posted on 12/08/2013 10:03:13 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: rustyboots

I didn’t see that any of the neighbors were complaining about the boy’s chickens so the city doesn’t have any legitimate reason to ban them. Most cities allow chickens.


24 posted on 12/08/2013 10:30:50 PM PST by bgill
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
..many of these d!p$h!t$ are retired Morons from the NE.
..brainless liberals infecting the South.

25 posted on 12/08/2013 11:35:45 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: rustyboots

Surely they could get little vests that say "service chicken" to make it all OK. I couldn't find any pictures, so the dog version will have to do. But some entrepreneur could make a fortune filling this need.

26 posted on 12/09/2013 2:19:02 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: driftdiver
Chickens are dirty disease carrying dumb birds who belong on a bbq.

funny, I had them at my suburban home for several years - neither smelly or dirty if properly maintained. I found them curious and far more intelligent than pen raised pheasant, though not quite as bright as the quail Ive raised.

27 posted on 12/09/2013 3:45:49 AM PST by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: yldstrk
parents need to move to a town where the kid can have chickens

the parents need to meet this bs head and not cave and move - wtf should they be inconvenienced for a towns ridiculous lack of compassion

28 posted on 12/09/2013 3:47:55 AM PST by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: Revelation 911

I’ve have a parrot who is about 14 years old. She tells me when she wants fresh water and food.

I raised chickens as a kid. There’s a night and day difference.


29 posted on 12/09/2013 3:49:23 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Sorry for going off topic a bit, but is there a doggie bed that has a blanky on top, so they can burrow under the covers?


30 posted on 12/09/2013 6:13:25 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP; All

Hey, what a great idea! I never knew they existed. Words to search for: pet cave, cozy cave, snoozers, burrow bed

http://www.snoozerpetproducts.com/specialty-pets-beds-c-27_39.html

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pet+bed+burrow

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http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=dog+cave+bed

http://www.nextag.com/dog-bed-cave/products-html


31 posted on 12/09/2013 3:28:21 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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