NJ woman gives up illegal chickens

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September 29, 2011 5:20:54 AM PDT
A southern New Jersey woman has given up her six chickens that violated an ordinance.

Clare Nagel had the Rhode Island Reds carted away to an undisclosed location Wednesday, one day before the deadline imposed by Lower Township officials.

The 80-year-old acquired the chickens in April so she could have her own eggs. But a neighbor complained and Nagel was told she needed at least an acre of land to keep farm animals.

Officials told Nagel to seek a variance. But Nagel said the process was too costly.

Nagel told The Press of Atlantic City she has circulated a petition, which has more than 200 signatures, seeking to change the rule.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com