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Coops not concrete
Regarding the recent (letter) in The Cary News Opinion section on Feb. 19 titled "A fowl proposal," I was most intrigued by the writer's insight.
This writer seems concerned about Cary's feral cat, raccoon, possum, snake, fox and hawk populations in addition to a potential chicken population.
Although I don't own or want to own any chickens, I'm not against someone else having them. Neither chickens nor any of the animals mentioned by the writer bother me at all. In fact, I enjoy seeing them. These animals really deserve a lot of credit for trying to hack out an existence.
I'd rather have a neighbor who has a half dozen chickens then a neighbor like Target, a glorified Chinese dollar store that attracts nothing but traffic and pavement and contributes daily to our national trade deficit.
I'd rather have a chicken coop in my neighbor's yard than a congested intersection with multiple traffic lights and red light cameras.
Maybe the neighborhood kids would like to see what a chicken really is, besides a slab of meat on a plastic-wrapped piece of Styrofoam in one of our multiple grocery stores.
The real "fowl proposal" in the letter writer's correspondence is the first sentence: "Cary is growing at five times faster than the national average."
This causes me a lot more concern than a potential handful of chickens.