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Protecting our nations chickens! Trenton NJ at the forefront!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Neil Grassbaugh, May 18, 2011.

  1. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    Township passes chicken regulations
    Published: April 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM

    TRENTON, N.J., April 28 (UPI) -- A New Jersey township passed a law limiting chicken mating times and requiring roosters to produce a clean bill of health before mating with backyard hens.

    The Hopewell Township Committee approved the legislation unanimously Monday night, requiring roosters to remain separated from female chickens for all but 10 days each year and undergo disease testing before they can mate with the hens, The (Trenton) Times reported Wednesday.

    Committee members said the law is aimed at protecting flocks from diseases.

    "You could kill off your entire flock by introducing a sick bird," Committeewoman Vanessa Sandom said.

    The ordinance passed Tuesday also includes provisions regulating chicken shelters, food storage and waste disposal.

    [​IMG] 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/04...tions/UPI-48531303974000/print/#ixzz1Mjom5af6
    Last edited: May 18, 2011

  2. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Songster

    Feb 10, 2011
    Sussex County, NJ
    What???? This is an insane ordinance. Will they be making the same requirements for commercial poultry businesses? Their chickens are at a much higher risk. It figures it would happen in overdone ordinance and pedantic rules New Jersey. The "no fun" state.

    Wait, I had to edit this... at least they didn't go so far as to outlaw the rooster...
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  3. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    Is there an indsustrail poultry industry in this area?
  4. itsy

    itsy Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    I used to live a stone's throw from Trenton and I'm within driving distance of there now. IMO, it's not the "nicest" of areas (I never felt very safe). I don't know where people would have much of a backyard for chickens in most places in Trenton. It's a city. I wouldn't keep a chicken there let alone want to live there myself. Those hens would be some tough birds... likely smoking cigarettes and cursing, too! You could easily find an apartment to live there for $500 a month, which is VERY INEXPENSIVE for this part of the country. There's a reason why rent is so cheap, though!

    This part of Jersey is very funny. You drive one way for a half hour and you're in the city. You drive another way for an half hour and you're in beautiful horse country. One city is "nicer" than the next... and there are all different sorts of suburban areas in between.

    I'll stick with the country. [​IMG]

    This post represents my opinion - Kudos to you if you are from Trenton or enjoy living there!

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