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Loosen limits on chickens

April 7, 2013

They may ruffle some feathers, but Gloversville officials should consider changing how the city code treats chickens....

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DaveGibson

Apr-07-13 7:23 AM

Yes! Another good locally written editorial.

Not only do chickens lay eggs, but are great at keeping the bugs out of your backyard garden. They're no more intrusive than other common pets like cats and dogs. The only catch is that they must be fenced in, which can be easily done with a "chicken tractor".

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TiredOfTax

Apr-07-13 7:48 AM

It would also be an answer to knowing where your food came from, no additives or genetic modifications. Free range chickens. I vote yes... with stipulations, chicken manure smells awful, be sure that the farmer takes good care of them!

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Stackrat

Apr-07-13 7:51 AM

At least, the feral cat population will be well fed.

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Hilltopper

Apr-07-13 8:49 AM

Anyone who spent any time on a farm will tell you that chickens attract rats, the type with four legs and a long tail.

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MrBoB51

Apr-07-13 10:01 AM

Yardbirds' are gooood, until an egg suckin' dog shows up, that's baaaad.

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TheArchitect

Apr-07-13 4:47 PM

This editorial and commentary is a measure of the region.

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lizzie

Apr-08-13 11:59 AM

There are ways to get fresh eggs in the city without keeping chickens. Surely the cost of maintaining enough chickens to produce eggs can't cost less than buying them from the co-op, or a farm. Having been part of a poultry farm family at one time, unlike dogs and cats, chicken s**t stinks to high heaven.

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LoyalSocialist

Apr-08-13 3:52 PM

Well, allowing chickens in the city couldn't make Gloversville any worse than it already is...

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Jaypea45

Apr-09-13 12:24 AM

Q-Why did the chicken cross the road? A-Because the benefits are the best in Fulton Countys' Gloversville!

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BillLair

Apr-09-13 5:08 PM

Does the author of this editorial live in Gloversville? If so, where? I think we should ensure the first flock of six chickens (minimum) permitted in Gloversville be lodged next door to him/her. We may see a different editorial attitude once he/she is subjected to the noise and odor, as well as the additional animals attracted to the neighborhood chicken yard.

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RC883C

Apr-13-13 2:41 PM

A small flock of hens make much less noise then a poor dog left chained up 24/7 to bark hoping someone will show it some attention.

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