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Long Island Resident Must Get Rid Of Pet Chickens

Long Island Resident Must Get Rid Of Pet Chickens

Long Island Resident Must Get Rid Of Pet Chickens Yeager St John, flickr

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Village ordinance considers the birds a nuisance.

A Long Island resident has been told he must get rid of his pet chickens.

The Great Neck Village board of trustees refused this week to lift a ban on the birds.

Now, Alfred Basal must find a new home for Fluffy, Cutie and four other chickens.

The birds are considered a nuisance under village ordinance.

Basal bought the chickens about a year ago and has been keeping them in a backyard coop. He was issued a notice of violation in February. He appealed, arguing that the chickens were educational because they produce about six eggs a day.

Newsday reports that some neighbors expressed concern about salmonella, avian influenza and noise from the birds' clucking.