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Islip Enacts Chicken Law After Residents Cry Fowl

Chicken (credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Chicken (credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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ISLIP, N.Y (WCBS 880) — Residents cried fowl and now there is a new law in the Town of Islip.

There are no more chickens crossing the road. That’s because the town board approved a measure that makes it illegal to have chickens or roosters roaming around freely.

Instead, they are now required to be in a coop or cage. Residents on Elm Street applaud the law but say there is another problem–one of the neighbors has roosters that act a constant alarm clock day and night.

“They disturb your rest,” one neighbor told WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall, “this is a residential area.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports

The owner of the chickens and roosters would not talk to WCBS 880, however his tenant believes the new law is unnecessary.

“I think it is ridiculous,” the tenant said, “they don’t bother me…they don’t bother nobody.”