Banning chickens – should urban NJ areas allow livestock ownership?
Poultry ownership is a local issue in New Jersey, but in America's most densely populated state it's no wonder some people are aggravated by their neighbor's animals.
In North Bergen, for example, you could face between $100 and $500 in fines and/or up to 30 days in jail for keeping chickens on your property. Secaucus also restricts residents from owning the birds, according to the Hudson Reporter. Complaints related to the chickens include health hazards like Salmonella, and noise.
Meanwhile, the urban locale of Jersey City actually encourages people to own chickens, and owners cite the benefits as a form of healthy living and an opportunity to cut costs on food products.
So what do you think? Share you opinion below.