Is a Chicken considered a "bird"?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Buugette, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    I finally got my hands on our township ordinances and they don't say anything about chickens, poultry, livestock, etc. Just dogs and birds. The chapter is entitled: "Animals"... and nothing else I can find says anything about other animals.

    Perhaps I'm not illegal?

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    Added: Okay, I'm probably still illegal... as it seems the Animals chapter is chapter 145... and chapters 146 through 166 are not included. Crap!!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Usually they do mention poultry as poultry.
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Poultry are Birds. Period. You should piont that out to them.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They also often use rules of construction wherein anything that is not specifically allowed is disallowed.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    The way I see in a chicken would be this:

    Cockerals and Pullets
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    Chickens/Chicks
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    Poultry
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    Pollo Gallus
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    BIRDS!


    So does that clear the problem? Otherwise, they HAVE to be specific because "birds" are generalized term which it can mean anything from a hawk, eagle to chicken and kiwi/emus.
     
  6. jomercer

    jomercer Chillin' With My Peeps

    There might be some other place in the ordinance or state regs that say something to the effect of chicken=poultry=livestock

    Sometimes you have to dig deep to make sure you understand everything they're trying to say.
     
  7. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A chicken is a bird and when people that I don't really know or trust ask me if I have any pets, I tell them I have some birds. If they ask me what kind, I say "Bantams." Some people know what they are, some don't, but a chicken is definitely a bird. After all they have wings and feathers.[​IMG]
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe that Cab Calloway says "a chicken ain't nothin' but a bird".
     
  9. ConchRepublic

    ConchRepublic Looking For My Marbles

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    If a chicken aint a bird, the avian flu was about parrots.
     
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  10. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree... it has feathers so it must be some kind of bird!
     

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