I saw this chicken walking on the sidewalk near 6th Ave and 1 St. Being the city-boy that I am, I was a little taken aback. Then I heard a few more clucks, and I looked over a the fence into the nearby back patio and saw a few more chicken happily pecking away.
My question is, what’s the etiquette? If it were a cat, I would have ignored it. A dog, maybe knock on the door. But a chicken?Should I let them know their bird flew the coop? Or is it just an urban free range chicken?
Are you even allowed to have a chicken in New York City? Apparently hens are (but not roosters, because I guess roosters crowing at the rising sun would be more annoying than the garbage trucks, whinos, or car alarms that usually wake me at dawn.)
Just another reason I wish I had some outdoor space with our apartment, forget bar-b-cue or dining al fresco, FRESH EGGS! (although I’m not sure I’d want the eggs from a hen pasture raised in 1st St and 6th Ave. sidewalk.)