Friday, July 20, 2007

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost?

Wow, Prince William County just can't seem to catch a break lately. Aside from the overcrowded schools and housing market crash, now they're dealing with an influx of....chickens. Yes, families are ticking off the neighbors by populating their backyards with chickens. Apparently the newest wave of immigrants are rural Latinos who keep chickens as pets. I guess it would be one thing if they used them for eggs or whatever, but, no, they're pets. Can you pet a chicken? Can chickens do tricks?

This is just so unbelievably funny. Because it wasn't bad enough that Dale City has cookie-cutter split level homes, foreclosures a-go-go, and so on. Now they have to contend with hordes of chickens roaming the neighborhood, cawing at the crack of dawn and getting ripped to bits by the neighbor's Labrador.

The last family profiled is my favorite. Not only do they keep chickens, they keep their chickens indoors. I have heard of indoor cats, but not indoor chickens?

And so, the culture wars of Prince William rage on. I can't wait for the next installment.

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