While there are many reasons a person may wish to raise their own chickens, not everyone in their neighborhood may support the idea. Chickens frequently make noises, which may disturb those with sensitive hearing. Also, negligent practices can lead to odor problems. This is especially a concern to those in areas of warmer climates, such as the Central Valley where temperatures often reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Ordinances are already in effect in most cities for dogs and other pets. Whether they require owners to obtain licenses or serve to restrict the general noise level in an area, these laws are usually in place for the protection of both the animals and the humans that live among them. It seems only fair that if chickens are considered acceptable pets in an area, current laws should be amended to include them or new, similar protections should be put in place.
Recent concerns regarding the risks of Avian flu and other exotic diseases prompted some local poultry farmers to adopt strict biosecurity protocols in order to keep their birds safe. ...
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