Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Judge tosses case against 'Smartie' the chicken - Beaufort News - IslandPacket.com

Judge tosses case against 'Smartie' the chicken - Beaufort News - IslandPacket.com: Stewart said she was pleased the case was thrown out, but warned that the hen wasn't out of the woods yet. In the past two weeks, they have received two letters from the Mill Creek neighborhood association saying the bird must go.

"It has come to our attention that you are keeping a chicken on your property," said the Sept. 5 letter, sent by the Mill Creek at Cypress Ridge Homeowners Association. "We ask that you please find a new home (for) the chicken."

Stewart plans to appeal that order, as well, on grounds that their chicken is a pet, not "livestock or poultry."

"Our (homeowners association) will have to decide if she is a 'common household pet,'" said Stewart, citing language in the association's covenants.
Double teamed by the muni and now the HOA.

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