“The Rooster didn’t just walk off,” said Owen Smith the inn’s proprietor for the past 50 years. “You would have needed a van or a big back seat to get him out of here. He was a big bird.”
There is crowing and there is nuisance crowing. The distinction between the two depends on who you ask surrounding the backyard full of chickens, cats, dogs and a fully-grown rooster named “Samson” in Fair Lawn.
There are no more chickens crossing the road in the Town of Islip. That’s because the town board approved a measure that makes it illegal to have chickens roaming around freely.