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Here are a few really dumb reasons that people are trying to oppose the Cedar Rapids chicken movement.
Hatred towards Happiness
I can't do anything about that last one, but avian flu doesn't hit small flocks (certainly not a flock of three), no one in their right mind would try to keep a rooster in town and they are the noisy ones, and a chicken can't make more of a smell than a dog. Which brings me to the next thing on my list. If I can't have three chickens in my yard as pets, then I also shouldn't be able to have three large, barking, pooping, maniac dogs as pets. Hmmm.....
I don't think the complainers will show up to complain out loud. They just make anonymous comments here and there on The Gazette website. Chickens.