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Chicken persecution in my town

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by urbanhomesteader, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1769292.php

    This story just makes me sad. I understand that five roosters crowing outside your bedroom can be a bit much but still, the chickens have been there longer than the homes. They act like closing their windows is such a burden. [​IMG] It's not any worse than living by the high school and having to hear the marching bands and the football games. I work very early and go to bed at 6pm so it can be annoying but I just close the darn window. I can't wait till we move to the country.
     
  2. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a neighbor in my old neighborhood who was up at dawn with the leafblower, blowing every single leaf or piece of fluff off the grass and driveway. Add to that the teenagers laughing and drinking in the park next door, the endless construction projects of other neighbors, the beeping of garbage trucks turning around... ARGH!!! Give me roosters any day!
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Anyone wanna go in on a few hundred Guineas to drop off in that
    neighborhood? "Really, I have no idea where they came from".
     
  5. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a filthy shame! Makes you sick. I can't understand why a rooster crowing is worse than a dog barking, a car with a hole in the muffler, lawn mowers, and on and on.
     
  6. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love that idea, that would be a hoot!
     
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just sad. Those chickens are wild, so what's the difference between giving them some feed and giving robins feed? I can't believe the city is trying to procescute people just for offering them food. [​IMG] Now those chickens are probably going to be destroyed because they aren't tame. Not fair. Some people just need to shut their windows or buy earplugs, or move. I've never heard of roos crowing at 2am either...some people are just whiners!!!

    I'm all for the Guineas....
     
  8. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    A case of blatant anti chickenism. Some people will complain about anything. Years ago, a poulty truck crashed on the LA freeway, and for years you could see chickens running about in the freeway landscaping. It was something to see, and a way of killing the boredom of backed up traffic. I am not sure if there are any left now, I haven't been over to LA in about ten years. I sure hope there are some left.

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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Makes me want to just collect more roosters and get more guineas (used to have those-neighbor said boy, are those loud! I said, Yes, they are, aren't they? [​IMG] ). I think I will just because I can. And just let anyone complain. They'll get an earful of my frustrations over having to listen to roaring ATVs on my private road every holiday, racing truck engines, gunshots at 11 p.m. in the dark-what the heck are they shooting at??, loud, loud music and screaming bratty kids. Yep, I need my guineas back and this time, twice as many. Some people just can't be content unless they're making someone else bow to their wishes.:thun
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Years back domesticated Parakeet/Parrots got away and populated many
    shoreline towns here in Connecticut. They adapted and multiplied like crazy.
    They are loud and annoying but very cool too. Through the years several
    attempts have been made to get rid of them but none have succeeded. Most
    folks like them, even though they are loud.

    Like a lot of states we are overpopulated with wild turkeys. They are everywhere.

    Wild chickens won't do well though. Too many predators.
     

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