Railroad tracks near Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead where officials say three dead chickens were found as part of a possible ritualistic killing. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Suffolk County SPCA: Possible Ritualistic Killing After 3 Dead Chickens Found In Riverhead

Three chickens were found with their heads cut off and partially plucked inside plastic bags on the railroad tracks near Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead, Chief Roy Gross said.


Boxes of chickens fell off a truck on Staten Island on March 11, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Crates Of Live Chickens Falls Off Truck On Staten Island

About 20 crates of live chickens fell off a truck just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Steuben Street on Staten Island, police said.


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Report: Park Slope Neighbors Want Chicken Coop Gone

Neighbors in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have launched a petition to evict a chicken coop that recently added eight more birds to its community garden.

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New Rochelle Considering To Allow Residents To Keep Chickens

The movement to allow chickens in New Rochelle was started by sisters 15-year-old Emma and 12-year-old Sophia Piester, who asked permission to own three hens for the purpose of egg consumption.


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SPCA: Remains Of Decapitated Animals Found Near Deer Park Train Station

SPCA officials say 12 black plastic garbage bags filled with the remains of goats, chickens and roosters were found on Long Island Avenue near Executive Drive between Commack Road and the Deer Park train station.


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Wayne Man Fights To Keep His Three Chickens

A New Jersey resident is fighting to keep his three chickens, even though he doesn’t have enough land to legally keep them. In Wayne, the local law says his quarter acre is just too small.


Brooklyn Grange - Queens, NY (file / credit: Brooklyn Grange on Facebook)

Stories From Main Street: Rooftop Farming In Long Island City

Brooklyn Grange is a 40,000 square foot rooftop farm in Long Island City, whrere they grow things like the white icicle radish.


Kaporos protest in Brooklyn (credit: YouTube)

Groups Protest Use Of Chickens In Hasidic Jewish Ritual Called Kaporos

The ritual called Kaporos is a ceremony practiced by some Hasidic communities prior to Yom Kippur in which a rabbi swings a live chicken over his head to transfer the sins of that community to the chicken.



Maplewood, N.J. Residents Screaming Fowl Over Proposed Chicken Ordinance

There’s a lot of squawking going on in one New Jersey town. There’s a backyard squabble going on over barnyard fowl. Some Maplewood residents are upset over chickens that may come here to roost.


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Hopewell Township Limits Cock-A-Doodle-Dooing Between Hens, Roosters

Roosters looking to get lucky in one New Jersey town are going to have their feathers ruffled.


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Severed Heads Of Goat, Chickens Found In NY Park

The severed head of a goat surrounded by four chicken heads has been discovered in a Westchester County park.