Betty in Harrison wanted to know if chickens smell? yes they have nostrils and they can smell as to what they smell I don't know. Oh, I suppose she wanted to know if they had foul or fowl odor or do they stink?
She should drive by one of the Tyson chicken houses on a warm day when the owner has lost larger number of chickens in death. of course that is saying dead chickens stink. does a live chicken stink? you can smell them and my brother who raised chickens told me it was the smell of money.
The answer is of course they stink, does a beer joint stink? I think a beer joint smells worse than a flock of happy hens but I suppose someone who likes a little alcohol refreshment would say beer smells like a breath of fresh air.
I know that in the towns and cities across this country the question of what you can and can not have in your back yard is coming up often. I don't know if this is because people are wanting to find a way to grow their own food or if it is just our independent nature showing. When there are a large number of people living in close quarters they began to make laws about what people can and can not do.
Our town has a law that people can not have chickens, they must have any canine on a leash, cats can not run lose of course the cats can do about anything they want because the animal controller can't catch them when they can climb a 100 foot tree. I heard the other day that the chicken law wasn't being enforced as long as your neighbor didn't complain. Lots of luck with that.
You have to cut your grass every 2 weeks or the city will do it and charge you 50 dollars of course now we have a drought so you have no grass growing.