I agree Stack (and I don't even care what political party you are associated with) I have neighbors whose two dogs defacateall over my yard. Not once in all teh years they have lived there have they cleaned any of it up.and this includes the ones I have raked back over to their back door. There they sit....Thank GOD they don't own chickens as well
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Anyone ever heard of the "bird flu"? If we cant get our residents to follow simple cat & dog laws ie:leashes, curbing, picking up fecal matter and such, (and these animals live in our homes)how the flip are we supposed to expect that these same people will follow the law with animals that stay outdoors?! NO, NO and NO!
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I didn't single you out, allowing Chickens in a city setting is not smart. On a dead end street in a rural setting? Go talk to the town council. I bet if you are reasonable they just might allow you to resume. But Gloversville adding more problems is not the answer to anyone's questio. And now for your thrill for the day getaclue... it looks like for once you get it! Congratulations!!
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Tiredoftax--- Do Not Single me out, and yes if it passes it will help me, and like I said I had chickens for 20 years and if they are taken care of they do not smell, as for roosters being loud? yes they are and so are barking dogs and teenage parents wandering the streets all hours of the night their little ones yelling and crying,
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TOT: "If you allow chickens than how could you ban roosters?"
the next thing you'll be telling us that chickens should be allowed to marry other chickens and roosters marry other roosters...what is this world coming to?
This is the most ridiculous thing I have heard yet...ok...maybe not the most. People are not taking care of their animals now...I do not want my neighbors chickens in my yard or smelling the excrements...There is enough blight in G'ville now, this will only add to it...I am sure there would be a few people that would raise the chickens responsibly...but the majority...not so much. If you want to raise chickens, move to a farm. Are cows next?
If you allow chickens than how could you ban roosters? In today's politically correct society when you cannot even discuss a difference between black, white, male. female or any religious division without quite a hassle... it will open the door to every farm animal. With today's insistence on lowering the use of fossil fuels, lets make horses OK to own, and cows and ducks you have to allow ducks and sheep to mow the grass and...
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So mllewis you want Gloversville to increase its commitment to argument to help bolster your argument? Sure do you want to share the lawyer fees too? I do not see how allowing chickens would foster blis in the city!
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I hope they do pass it because I live in Caroga Lake and had chickens for 20 years until a new neighbor (he is gone now) complained that they were loud!!! I did not have any Roosters only hens and I could barely hear them so I don't know how he did? If they pass it it will help my fight to make it so my family and my neighbors could have them again, and i'm the last house on a dead end St in the middle of no where
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But that's where the 1st sign of trouble comes in. Roosters are loud. Hens aren't. Chickens cause less trouble than dogs or cats.
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I totally believe any city that wants to have chickens should set up a pilot program with 50-100 families first with stringent rules. Most important being, no roosters! They need to have cage and shelter rules, and let them have 3-10 chickens each. After the pilot program ends, typically a year, go over how well it has worked. Then decide. @ DrugsRus, I really don't think it's an ethnic thing.Check out Chickens for Deltona on FaceBook. It will give you all the info on a lot of different places that are starting programs, and the results. They have also been proven to be good for different kids with special needs. One of which is Autism.
Johnstown should have changed its code 237 years ago to allow Patriots.
I guess in this article you should expect to find this much hen pecking.
I think this is going to be a funny comment week!
We already live amongst a bunch of turkeys so why not chickens?
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At 99 cents/lb. I'll raise one out of my freezer, it's cheeper.
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Gloversville has always had that third world appeal. Now now no chicky sacrifices Jean Claude
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Yo Flapper, a little twitch in your mouse finger??? But on the topic -- I think this is being brought about by "newer ethnic residents" who also don't want to learn English and somehow get the point across that " we always had chickens where we used to live". Whether it was legal or not is another issue. Puerto Allentown, PA is wrangling with the same issue.
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You just can't overstate that flapper!
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I see Gloversville has it's priorities in line. Why the cluck is this even being considered?
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Oh yeah, and no free chicken PHONEs.
As long as I don't have to supplement feeding, heating, sheltering AND breeding them; which is what most of my tax dollars seems go for now.
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Sure why not, maybe they will eat some of the roaches and fertilize the dirt lawns so that some grass might grow.
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