Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This rooster is loved!

The folks who live on Edgar Court, a cul-de-sac in Erlanger, Kentucky love their rooster, http://nky.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20100505/NEWS0103/5060345. He wandered into their yards and lives two years ago, and they aren't about to give him up.

All was well with the bird they called Cocky-Doodle-Do, or Chicky, or Henry, until last month when someone complained that he was pecking at kids at the bus stop. The county picked him up and brought him to the animal shelter, but his special friend on Edgar Court claimed him and brought him back to the neighborhood.

The wording of the city ordinance governing chickens makes it unclear how to deal with a rooster no one owns, so the mayor appointed a "rooster committee" to review the situation. They'll meet May 25 and come up with a recommendation June 1.

Can we get those kids and parents together and make friends with Cocky and let the local officials get back to work?

2 comments:

Sara said...

I hope it works out. We all love our rooster. His name is "Jim." :)

PoultryBookstore said...

I sent the mayor a copy of my book How to Raise Chickens, for the committee to use in making its decision. I hope the book helps them appreciate this rooster and the people who care for him.