Westchester NY town wont allow pigeons in back yard?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickendude, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
  2. 95yj

    95yj Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Central Vermont
    the exact same thing happened in a town right next to me, a fairly rural town which explicitly allows cows, pigs, sheep and other farm type animals but did not specifically mention pigeons. While the guy was building his coop one of the neighbors started complaining that the pigeons would be bad for her sons asthma, her house was 50 yds. away, and listed 7 or 8 diseases pigeons could carry (most of which were far more common in parrots) i can't exactly remember but i think one of the other neighbors got some pigs and stuck them right against the complaining one's yard, since they were named in the law book. It does really annoy me when people complain about pigeons or chickens in the backyard when they have no idea what they're talking about.

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