Chicken debate is one of 'fear, anger...

Chicken debate is one of 'fear, anger, ignorance'

There are 8 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Aug 31, 2011, titled Chicken debate is one of 'fear, anger, ignorance'. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

My husband is pro-chicken. He and my daughter helped start the group working for legal hens in Westerville.

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Cmon man

Naperville, IL

#1 Aug 31, 2011
To the Passerrellos...

Give up the chickens already. Your Homeowners Association does not allow it and any change to the city code will not override your association rules. Move to Bexely if you want to have chickens. We are sick and tired of hearing you gripe about it!
Pam Clegg

United States

#2 Aug 31, 2011
I do sympathize with Mrs. Passerrello if neighbors are being rude, but the issue really is the chickens. It is not ignorance or fear; it is trying to maintain a quality of life - without chickens.

Westerville, OH

#3 Aug 31, 2011
I like ducks and pet pigs. Chickens might be tasty, but I do not like chicken to eat since one of my jobs on the farm was to cut the heads off and stick them in boiling water to take the feathers off. There favorite food in the barnyard was Japanese beetles. We all may wish we had ducks, pet pigs, and chickens in the backyard or where ever, if we have a finanical collapse in Greece and the rest of the PIGGS countries. This will spread worldwide. My pet pig was quite a clean and smart animal and followed me all over the place. I miss my pig and his buddy duck!
SanMoo-Westervil le


#4 Sep 1, 2011
Chickens do not belong in a person's backyard where they can be exposed to Histoplasmosis. It becomes airborne and will infect anyone who breathes it in and contaminates the ground. Histoplasma is endemic in certain areas of the United States, particularly in states bordering the Ohio River valley and the lower Mississippi River.
Disease mechanism--H. capsulatum grows in soil and material contaminated with bird or bat droppings (guano). The fungus has been found in poultry house litter, caves. The fungus is thermally dimorphic: in the environment it grows as a brownish mycelium, and at body temperature (37 °C in humans) it morphs into a yeast. The inoculum is represented principally by microconidia that, once inhaled into the alveolar spaces, germinate and then transform into budding yeast cells. Histoplasmosis is not contagious, but is contracted by inhalation of the spores from disturbed soil or guano.[2]
Enough said....please do not put chickens in our city.

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 1, 2011
Enough with the Passerellos. Would Jay Leno please put them on his show so that they can finish off their 15 minutes of fame? I don't know what the deal is with these folks, but it's like they weren't given enough attention as children. ALL they want is attention. They saw the guy in Worthington get in the news a few years back and they want the same treatment.
born and raised here

Naperville, IL

#6 Sep 1, 2011
"My logical mind tells me that chickens are not the problem, people are. The anti-chicken crowd sees folks who are different, who may be outside the mainstream, who seek life a step or two away from the majority, and they react with fear, anger, ignorance and prejudice."

No, the opposition to chickens in neighborhoods is not born out of fear, anger, ignorance, it is born out of respect for neighbors. I respect my neighbors enough to not have livestock in a suburban neighborhood setting.

You are correct that most people that live in neighborhoods are prejudice against chickens. That is because we, and our neighbors, have chosen to live in a non agricultural area for any number of reasons suffice to say that we choose not to live in a rural setting. If someone wants chickens or any other livestock they have the freedom in this country to move to an area with proper zoning.

"I feel we are being targeted not because we want chickens, but because we want something different."

You are being targeted because you are constantly bringing up the issue of having chickens in a neighborhood setting. It was brought up, shot down, and now it is time for this issue to go away. Let it rest and move if you want to have chickens. That is your right.

It is our right to voice our opinion too or have you forgotten that because it does not suit your wants?
born and raised here

Naperville, IL

#7 Sep 6, 2011
Pam Clegg wrote:
I do sympathize with Mrs. Passerrello if neighbors are being rude, but the issue really is the chickens. It is not ignorance or fear; it is trying to maintain a quality of life - without chickens.
I don't sympathize with them at all. Bring it up once and when told no, then let the issue go away. They keep bringing it up and that's their fault.
Mike fm Taxerville

Dublin, OH

#8 Sep 7, 2011
We let a Walmart into Westerville why not chickens!

Walmart and chickens have alot in common -

1) dirty

2) the smell

3) noise

4) nobody wants either of them in their "hood"

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