Would you consider raising chickens in your backyard?

June 30, 2011

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“As long as they don’t disturb the neighbors, I don’t see no problem with it. Not me personally. All the poop and all of that. And chickens can be noisy. As long as they don’t make no noise, I don’t see a problem with it, but me personally, I wouldn’t do it.”

—Sylvester Harris, N. Second Street

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“I wouldn’t raise chickens in my backyard, just for the simple fact that it would be just too time-consuming, too loud. I wouldn’t mind my neighbors owning chickens, but I wouldn’t personally. That’s not what I’m into.”

—Lewis Rad, Delaware Avenue

“I would raise two chickens, ’cause it’s not that many, but then you can still get eggs.”

—Mariah Ochoa, Burrell Street

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“I don’t think I would raise them, and as long as they’re not as loud as my neighbor’s dogs, I think I would be okay with it.”

—Charles Dwyer and Napoleon, Lincoln Avenue

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“Personally, I wouldn’t raise chickens in a city. In more of a country setting—I would find better for the chickens. I eat a lot of organic food so I find humane treatment of animals hard to come by in the city. I definitely wouldn’t raise them in the city. I would definitely prefer living in the country. My family has chickens in Indiana. It’s great, it’s a lot of fun, it’s good for kids, but not in a city.”

—Meghan Jungbluth and Elvis, Allis Street

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“No. One, I don’t want to clean them. Two, they’d make too much noise. If I have a party in my backyard and the next-door neighbor’s raising four chickens, no, I wouldn’t like that. But who am I to say what other people can do? I’m cool with it. Just don’t let it get out of hand. If it starts to disturb me and my family and we have to think about the nuisance law, too. I like peace and quiet. I don’t want to hear ‘gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble’ all day long. I’m actually not opposed to it.”

—Patrick LeMieux, E. Conway Street


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One Comment on "Would you consider raising chickens in your backyard?"

  1. Kory on Wed, 14th Sep 2011 2:33 pm 

    I think if your neighbors are okay with it then you should be able to do what ever you want. A few chickens should be fine. I have three and my neighbors do not even know lol

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