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(Chicago Sun-Times)   It is now legal to raise chickens in Chicago. Naturally some people have a problem with this   (suntimes.com) divider line 103
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2011-08-14 10:55:39 PM  
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/I got nuttin
 
2011-08-14 11:20:43 PM  
I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.
 
2011-08-15 12:04:24 AM  
I'm not down on all the latest reasons for ruffled feathers, but the facts tend to suffer as they poulet out of their asses. Personally, I don't give a capon the issue.
 
2011-08-15 12:19:00 AM  
Cockadoodledooooooooooooooo
 
2011-08-15 12:22:03 AM  

Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.


I think it's more of a health concern because of chicken crap.

Still, you can't make everyone happy, that way you end up looking like a wimp.

FTA: "Can I pet the chickens? Can I feed the chickens?" she said. "We've met many of our neighbors this way. People have endless questions and misconceptions about chickens and chicken raising. We kind of see ourselves as these chicken ambassadors talking to people about what the deal actually is."

Oh, not to worry. I need no chicken ambassador, as I am quite aware of their produce.

/gimme a chicken with some teriyaki sauce and grilled greens and I'll be a happy man
 
2011-08-15 12:24:16 AM  
"They make excellent pets" "They will learn their names"

Yeah, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

//Or rather soup, meatballs, and fried rice.
 
2011-08-15 12:25:32 AM  
I lived on the same block as a dolt with some hens and a rooster. Turns out a rooster will crow at four AM just as often as dawn.

/ rooster got out one day and was walking around, never saw it again
 
2011-08-15 12:25:42 AM  
Chickens are just a slippery slope, man.

www.mamalisa.com
 
2011-08-15 12:27:14 AM  
When chickens are outlawed, only outlaws will have chickens.
 
2011-08-15 12:28:16 AM  

Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.


And I have a problem with a) people telling me what to do in my own home and b) not being able to do something that was once allowed on that land
 
2011-08-15 12:29:18 AM  

Rubigan: Chickens are just a slippery slope, man.

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Maybe they should legalize cows in Detroit?
 
2011-08-15 12:29:47 AM  
Chickens are a hell of a lot less noise than dogs. Oh, and they don't shiat all over the neighborhood.

I have no problem with it - if they are hens. I'd kill a rooster before the second sun rise.

/likes my sleep at sun rise
 
2011-08-15 12:32:47 AM  

bhcompy: Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.

And I have a problem with a) people telling me what to do in my own home and b) not being able to do something that was once allowed on that land



Do whatever you want in your own home as long has I don't have to put up with it in mine and you keeping animals that wake me up is something I don't want to put up with.
 
2011-08-15 12:33:13 AM  
Bunnyhat, yes, because living in the big city there is not a sound in the morning hours, it's so, so, tranquil, living the urban evironment, a chicken is complete chaos.
 
2011-08-15 12:33:37 AM  

Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.


Hens are usually pretty quiet unless you don't feed them early enough, but even then they can't compare to the volume of a rooster. Also, chicken waste supposedly makes excellent compost for growing mushrooms (according to my friend who does such things).
 
2011-08-15 12:34:00 AM  
Dude. We've had it in Madison for a while... there is NOTHING more farking irritating than listening to four chickens go bonkers when a dog starts barking, then the positive feedback loop begins. I've been *this* close to smuggling a coyote into our neighboring park.

/die, city chickens. die.
 
2011-08-15 12:39:22 AM  

JerkyMeat: Bunnyhat, yes, because living in the big city there is not a sound in the morning hours, it's so, so, tranquil, living the urban evironment, a chicken is complete chaos.


The hens are mostly quiet, although mid morning can be loud as they lay.

Roosters are noisy constantly. I wouldn't want one, nor do I have one.

The new ladies.

i457.photobucket.com

The Rhode Island Red up front is an insurance hen in case one of the other three died as chicks. She'll be dinner when she's bigger.
 
2011-08-15 12:41:13 AM  
I didn't see anything about some movement to legalize keeping poultry in the city, apparently it's always been legal. Or did the writer forget to put that part in?
 
2011-08-15 12:44:19 AM  
Wait till a falconer moves in next door. These people will lose their minds.

/I'm going to be a falconer someday
//once I have infinite money and time
 
2011-08-15 12:45:00 AM  
I have a dog who does not understand time. Can't imagine having a chicken or a neighbor with one....

/thankful I'm not in Miami-Dade
// or the Keys!
 
2011-08-15 12:47:00 AM  

Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.


There's really no need for roosters in the city unless you're planning on breeding chickens for meat. Hens aren't that noisy, and fresh eggs are delicious.
 
2011-08-15 12:49:08 AM  

Bunnyhat: bhcompy: Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.

And I have a problem with a) people telling me what to do in my own home and b) not being able to do something that was once allowed on that land


Do whatever you want in your own home as long has I don't have to put up with it in mine and you keeping animals that wake me up is something I don't want to put up with.


I can see it being a health concern. If anyone started raising chickens commercialy, they wouldn't have just a few, they'd have a few thousand. And it would stink to holy hell downwind for a mile or two.
 
2011-08-15 12:50:52 AM  
Yeah they come to snuff the rooster
 
2011-08-15 12:55:20 AM  

Bunnyhat: bhcompy: Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.

And I have a problem with a) people telling me what to do in my own home and b) not being able to do something that was once allowed on that land


Do whatever you want in your own home as long has I don't have to put up with it in mine and you keeping animals that wake me up is something I don't want to put up with.


How very NIYBY of you
 
2011-08-15 12:56:58 AM  

DeaH: Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.

There's really no need for roosters in the city unless you're planning on breeding chickens for meat. Hens aren't that noisy, and fresh eggs are delicious.


Yup, we have chickens here and they're not noisy at all. We don't have a rooster though- no need for one. When my landlord decided she wanted to hatch some more chicks she just bought hatching eggs from someone else.
 
2011-08-15 01:00:12 AM  

Rubigan: Chickens are just a slippery slope, man.


If I hadn't googled it, I'd swear that the image was indicating the fire was started by cow farts.
 
2011-08-15 01:00:55 AM  
I've raised chickens before in the suburbs. The roosters ALL die horrible deaths as soon as they're big enough to eat. The hens are always mellow. We always kept them well fed with virtually unlimited amounts of cracked corn and oyster shells. Ever since the biatch and I parted ways, she's been unable to keep birds alive for more than a few months. I figure she just eats them whole. Why yes, she IS a lardass.
 
2011-08-15 01:01:10 AM  

adeist69: I didn't see anything about some movement to legalize keeping poultry in the city, apparently it's always been legal. Or did the writer forget to put that part in?


If you read the article, you'll see it's pretty clear that it has always been legal since Chicago was incorporated. The article also states there have been movements to make it illegal, but have failed.

Did ANYBODY read the article?

The submitted headline is very misleading, whether deliberate, or not, it's pretty lame.
 
2011-08-15 01:05:17 AM  
If it's not braaaaark, don't fix it.
 
2011-08-15 01:05:26 AM  
It really threw me for a loop when I discovered that when hens cackle loudly after laying eggs they are really calling for SEX. It must be an especially lewd call, because the cockerel will always drop whatever he's doing the instant he hears it, and trot up and do the deed. This was really disillusioning. I had thought the hens were so chaste and demure, then I realized they were nothing but skanky sluts. Then I started watching hip-hop videos on MTV and lost all respect for femininity. Now I deny all the women and all the chickens my life essence.

Sluts!
*fap*
 
2011-08-15 01:06:23 AM  
I'm guessing hipsters have a problem with this now that it's mainstream.
 
2011-08-15 01:14:58 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Yeah they come to snuff the rooster


Aw YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
 
2011-08-15 01:23:18 AM  

TwowheelinTim: adeist69: I didn't see anything about some movement to legalize keeping poultry in the city, apparently it's always been legal. Or did the writer forget to put that part in?

If you read the article, you'll see it's pretty clear that it has always been legal since Chicago was incorporated. The article also states there have been movements to make it illegal, but have failed.

Did ANYBODY read the article?

The submitted headline is very misleading, whether deliberate, or not, it's pretty lame.



Why yes, I did read the article; hence my rather nice comment as opposed to saying subby you're a dumbass, it says no such thing.

Have considered raising chickens several times over the past decade, but it always boils down to "how will we keep the goddam cats from terrorizing/killing them all?".
 
2011-08-15 01:25:36 AM  
I want chickens, I just have to insulate a chicken coop for -50f and I'm not sure on that point yet. A guy near by has a cow to guard his plane (long story, but nice cow) and if he can keep a cow alive, I should be able to keep chickens alive. I really need goats though, would help with the brush and I hear raw goat's milk is good drinkin'. But again, need to figure out how to keep them alive at a minimal cost.

/lots of land to play with
//wouldn't trade it for any crummy apartment in "the middle of things".
 
2011-08-15 01:27:35 AM  
Pffft come to eastern KY. I live in the middle of town and there's chickens walking up and down the street.
 
2011-08-15 01:39:07 AM  

Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.


Pretty much. I don't know why you're being given such a hard time about this.
 
2011-08-15 01:39:21 AM  
When the Chicken People land, this will anger them.
 
2011-08-15 01:41:49 AM  
I have some chickens in the backyard. They are neither smelly nor noisy. (no roosters though)
To the person worried about cats, the neighborhood cats are scared of the chickens because the chickens charge them when they get too close. In contrast to their reputation, chickens can be pretty bold, especially the "top hen". I just lock them up at night so raccoons don't get a free meal.
 
2011-08-15 01:52:12 AM  
They don't raise chickens in Chicago, they just import 'em.

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2011-08-15 01:58:15 AM  

A Terrible Human: Pffft come to eastern KY. I live in the middle of town and there's chickens walking up and down the street.


I live in the middle of Austin, there are chickens that walk down the street and I have three goats in my backyard. :)
 
2011-08-15 02:04:09 AM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: I live in the middle of Austin, there are chickens that walk down the street and I have three goats in my backyard. :)


Yes but does the town you live in have the a Chicken Festival? And since I live maybe 50 feet away from where they set up the karaoke stage I wanna stab myself in the ears every single year. Sometimes the music shakes the windows in my apt.

/I hate where I live and I want a goat all at once.
 
2011-08-15 02:18:42 AM  

JerkyMeat: Bunnyhat, yes, because living in the big city there is not a sound in the morning hours, it's so, so, tranquil, living the urban evironment, a chicken is complete chaos.


PLUS ELEVENTY!

I have acres, so what do I know? Roosters are annoying but if you don't live cooped up in an urban area like a chicken, you can even own them and not hear them much in the mornings...
 
2011-08-15 02:23:09 AM  

Genevieve Marie: DeaH: Bunnyhat: I would have a problem if I choose a nice urban place in the city and started getting woken up at the crack of dawn because of chickens rousing in the morning.

There's really no need for roosters in the city unless you're planning on breeding chickens for meat. Hens aren't that noisy, and fresh eggs are delicious.

Yup, we have chickens here and they're not noisy at all. We don't have a rooster though- no need for one. When my landlord decided she wanted to hatch some more chicks she just bought hatching eggs from someone else.


The birds that raise holy hell are peacocks (and to a lesser extent turkeys), not hens nor roosters...them peacock things are worse than chihuahuas and WAY louder. Wonder if they can keep ducks. Ducks are pretty good on eggs and not being terribly noisy too.
 
2011-08-15 02:24:07 AM  
House I am closing on in the burbs of Chicago has a chicken coop. The coop is going to be torn down as soon as I figure out the easiest want to do so and dispose of the materials. It was a crappy coop build anyhow, but still dont want to have to deal with chickens. From what I can see the neighbors on all sides dont raise chickens. I bet they will like me once I do this.
 
2011-08-15 02:32:17 AM  
FTA: It's legal to raise chickens, both hens and roosters, in Chicago.

I used to live next door to an urban farmer with a rooster. I was reminded everyday between 4 and 5AM, and multiple times throughout the day after that until dusk. Cops wouldn't do anything because city code said that at least two neighbors had to make a noise complaint, and everyone else lived far enough away that it didn't wake them. Ugh. After about a year, the assmunch finally slaughters the rooster, but then replaces him with three hens. All they did was fight all day. And the smell in the summer was wonderful.

I was on a fairly large lot. I can only imagine how bad it'll be with those tiny lots you get in the urban core of Chicago. I suspect that more than a few urban farmers are going to open their front doors and find a rooster head nailed to it.
 
2011-08-15 02:33:06 AM  

vinn01: Chickens are a hell of a lot less noise than dogs. Oh, and they don't shiat all over the neighborhood.

I have no problem with it - if they are hens. I'd kill a rooster before the second sun rise.

/likes my sleep at sun rise


But you can smell them half a mile away upwind. It's not the noise of the chickens, it's the stench. In a rural setting, that's no big deal, but if you'd like to keep any kind of good relations with your neighbors, you cannot have chickens.

And if you want to have eggs, you must have a rooster.
 
2011-08-15 02:46:28 AM  

Gyrfalcon:
And if you want to have eggs, you must have a rooster.


FAIL
 
2011-08-15 02:46:45 AM  
You do not need a rooster to have eggs. I have been getting 4 eggs a day without a rooster for years now. You only need a rooster for fertilized eggs.
A few hens and a clean coop does not smell either. A dirty coop or too many birds, yes it does. I am rural though. I can understand people having a problem in cities where improper upkeep could lead to smells.
 
2011-08-15 02:51:24 AM  

Shenanigans33: You do not need a rooster to have eggs. I have been getting 4 eggs a day without a rooster for years now. You only need a rooster for fertilized eggs.
A few hens and a clean coop does not smell either. A dirty coop or too many birds, yes it does. I am rural though. I can understand people having a problem in cities where improper upkeep could lead to smells.


Mm, maybe. You gotta clean that coop every single day, and twice when it's hot, though. My best friend in high school had a coop with about half a dozen hens, and she and another girl kept that coop spotless, and it still was pretty fragrant on a hot day. I know an awful lot of city folk, and I know just like I know a politician will say something stupid that 99% of those people will not keep a chicken coop anywhere near clean enough. Hell, most people can't get the trash in the dumpster consistently.
 
2011-08-15 02:58:41 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Shenanigans33: You do not need a rooster to have eggs. I have been getting 4 eggs a day without a rooster for years now. You only need a rooster for fertilized eggs.
A few hens and a clean coop does not smell either. A dirty coop or too many birds, yes it does. I am rural though. I can understand people having a problem in cities where improper upkeep could lead to smells.

Mm, maybe. You gotta clean that coop every single day, and twice when it's hot, though. My best friend in high school had a coop with about half a dozen hens, and she and another girl kept that coop spotless, and it still was pretty fragrant on a hot day. I know an awful lot of city folk, and I know just like I know a politician will say something stupid that 99% of those people will not keep a chicken coop anywhere near clean enough. Hell, most people can't get the trash in the dumpster consistently.


Yes, you are probably right, lol. I think some people see fresh eggs as a "oooh wouldn't that be nice" sort of thing and not realize the work involved. And a dirty coop does smell nasty, especially if it's been raining.
 
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