Westmont Man Jailed Over Chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by IRChicken, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. IRChicken

    IRChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 20, 2011
    A Westmont man gets in trouble for keeping chickens outside his home — and ends up at Camden County Jail.That's something to squawk about.

    Except the full story’s not so simple. In fact, if you're looking for villains here, you may have to settle for some noisy roosters.

    This saga begins in June, when Loc Tran, a 46-year-old gardener, bought about 30 chicks to keep at his Buckner Avenue home. The birds reminded Tran, who came to this country in 1980, of a family farm from his childhood in Vietnam.

    As the birds matured, two roosters began to crow at sunrise. In Tran’s view, this was not an awful thing.

    "You can hear PATCO running at 5:30 in the morning here. You can hear airplanes," he said. “I thought it was charming.”

    But someone complained to Haddon Township officials, and Tran learned he had run afoul of a local ordinance barring farm animals from homes. In other words, cock-a-doodle-don’t.

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  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    That sucks...but yet another reason to check your local chicken ordinances BEFORE you get too involved AND too attached!

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