"Lice-Ridden Rat Magnets Who Eat Maggots And Cockroaches"

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by calista, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I just read that. Thought it was kinda funny, in a skewed way. Did you notice that he did not mention that Seattle is looking at raising it chicken limit to 8 hens. Or I missed it if he did.

    Imp- I'm going back to church now. The Church of Chicken that is. [​IMG]
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    It's a bunch of opinions masquerading as fact.

    IMO, most nuisances are already addressed in zoning code and/or ordinances. The concern should be strictly about the nuisance, not its cause. It doesn't matter if odor or noise comes from a poorly maintained compost heap, a cat/dog/typical cage bird, a lawn mower, a broken sewer pipe or a chicken. It is the nuisance that is the issue. Maximum noise levels should be specified and measured at the property line; conditions that are attracting rodents, bugs or other pests need to be prohibited. Not sure how you would measure odor, but somehow that needs to be specified as well.
  4. ^ Now THERE is a job for me. I've got a really touchy nose, even with smoking, so I'd be the perfect person to check the 'odor'... note: my chickens don't bother me in the least, but then they're in a well vented run/coop. Now the broody, that gets ripe if you aren't on top of it, but that's INSIDE and doesn't effect anyone but those who choose to walk into that bathroom.

    Can't believe he said "Church of the Chicken"... making us all out be zealots I suppose.

    Though dollars to donuts he's eaten some Church's Chicken before. [​IMG]
  5. huntercf

    huntercf Songster

    May 17, 2010
    Just read the article, he really does mix facts with opinions. Kind of ironic, our constitution protects his right to say whatever he wants yet it doesn't protect our right to have chickens...hmmmm.

    Amendment 28: The right of citizens of the United States, to own chickens (or similar fowl) shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State or local authority, except as to limit the number to adhear to acceptable space requirements needed for the comfort of said fowl.
    The right of citizens of the United States, to hunt, fish and farm shall not be denied or adridged by the United States or by any State or local authority.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    There are plenty of more irritating pets than chickens. My mother who lives in a decent sized large town must contend with free-roaming cats digging in her garden, incessantly barking dogs and teenage boys that repeatedly break her hummingbird feeder with a football. On the plus side, I always know what to get her for Mother's Day.

    I would much rather live next to someone with half a dozen hens than someone with a pitbull.

    If you took this guy's attitude, you could apply it to any pet:

    "Dogs are feces-eating, shedding, butt-scootin' fleabags that bark at X number of decibels. The owners are loathe to let the dogs relieve themselves in their own yards and thus walk them through neighborhoods encouraging them to do their business in the bushes of houses where the owners are not home. Putting dog droppings in a trash can attracts an inordinate number of flies. This whole dog-owning trend harkens back to Paleolithic times when MEN tamed dogs to guard the women and children and assist with hunting. People claim that owning a dog reduces reliance on other security systems and reducing their carbon footprint. This is silly as any person could pick up a security system at Wal-mart as they shop."

    "Cats are tapeworm-vomiting, hair eating beasts that serve no earthly function whatsoever. We must blame the Ancient Egyptians for perpetuating this trend as they raved about how these silent hunters kept their grain stores free of rodents. However, these felines also drop their kills off at the front step--as if expecting a reward from their owners--often with hind limbs chewed off. These same Egyptians also worshipped these animals as gods for some unknown reason and this explains the creature's haughty and arrogant demeanor. Also, one must get the female spayed (the females are superciliously called 'queens') otherwise she will screech to attract all males at X number of decibels, akin to an ambulance siren. Modern day cat worshippers claim that cats are a more eco-friendly alternative to pest control over strong poisons but they are not always in the mood for hunting."

    I'm not bashing cat or dog owners, simply applying the editorial writer's writing style to make any pet sound awful.
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    When I saw the comment about raising hen's as the new post feminist movement I had to smile to myself, as he really hit a nerve. The comment is so very true and this forum is a testament to that fact, heck if you have ever scaned through the recent post thread sometimes I feel like it's an Oprah episode, there is more women getting into chickens simple because they can hold, cuddle, give them silly sounding girly names and fuss after them constantly. So I agree with at least that one point he has made.

  8. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
    Quote:Excellent post! Do you mind if I use your "definitions" when talking to snooty chicken-bashers? [​IMG]
  9. Danaus29

    Danaus29 Chirping

    Mar 17, 2010
    I have to laugh at his comments about rabbits. Little does he know there are more illicit rabbit breeders than there are keepers of chickens.

    I would much rather have chickens next door than the howling hound dogs that bark all night long. When the lights are out the chickens sleep. And don't tell me cat and dog poo don't stink! A neighbor of mine let's their dog come onto my property to do it's business. Oh the smell from that! Cats aren't any better, especially toms who need to mark their territory.
  10. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    Oops, sorry, saw the title and thought we were talking about my husband. [​IMG]

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