I love you, a bushel and a peck
January 4, 2007 04:22 PM
Joyce Branham gets to keep her chickens! The Ohio Civil Rights Commission intervened on her behalf, after the City of Fairfield decided it was illegal to keep barnyard animals in residential neighborhoods. Mrs. Branham argued that the chickens are therapy animals that help her cope with chronic anxiety. Now it's all settled, and she gets to keep her chickens!
Who's a little chicken? Yes you are. Yes you are a little chicken.
Photo: The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran.
UPDATE: How is it that when the Enquirer changes the picture they have running--after I have copied it and posted it here--this photo automatically changes and gets switched out when they change theirs? These internets, I tell you I will never understand it. I thought the other picture went with my caption better.
Anyway: Does the Fairfield chronic anxiety-chicken lady remind anyone else of the Miami Township jumping goat-ADHD boy? I guess the moral of these stories is that you can keep any kind of farm animal you want in a residential neighborhood, as long as you have a doctor's note. Such legal silliness would not be necessary if people were more mature about chickens and goats!
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