Yorktown Hatches A New Chicken Plan After Old Law Declared A Turkey By Protestors

The chicken or the egg? Well, in this case, we have our answer.

Recent news from Yorktown reports there is battle over chickens—the main ingredient in chicken sandwiches—and freedom. The freedom to own chickens.

After complaints from non-chicken-lovers about chicken-lovers’ chicken harboring—think of the chicken waste!—the Yorktown Board, in 2013, proposed a $625 chicken-ownership permit (requiring annual paid renewals) for citizens to legally house the infamous predators.

The proposed fee, though, was met with protest by local chicken fans, who argued for a cheaper chicken license.

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The debate led to a one-hour showdown between farmers, chickens, freedom, and the Yorktown Board, all egging each other on. The night ended with a proposed lower fee of $75 with $35 renewal fees. This fee is expected to stay that way, Town Supervisor Michael Grace told the Journal News.

Have we seen the end of the Yorktown chicken debate, though? Maybe not; some local guardians expressed concern about the implications, and that fees could lead to unlicensed chicken-cooping and, inevitably (this is an actual quote), “chicken criminals.”

The situation, it seems, remains scrambled.

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