N.J. law: Don’t crow about sex

I’ve got a bit of advice for young men and old roosters: If you have sex, don’t crow about it.

Someone just got lucky! Or it's morning ... or both?

Someone just got lucky! Or it's morning ... or both?

The advice for young men is just basic good manners, but roosters who don’t keep their beaks shut are running a-fowl of a New Jersey city’s law.

The humble burg of Hopewell Township passed an ordinance Monday that limits romantic interactions among chickens in backyard farms, according to The Times of Trenton.

The measure dictates roosters can only visit hens 10 days each year, and roosters caught crowing for an extended period of time after a chicken coop conquest risks being fricasseed, or, even worse, at least a two-year barnyard sex ban on the property.

How will city officials know what the licentious livestock is crowing about — a literal roll in the hay or daybreak?

Good question, but it seems the new ordinance prevents overnight stays. Roosters are only allowed on city property during daytime for “purposes of fertilization.”

“Mature roosters,” who must be more vocal, are banned entirely.

Like I said, it’s wise to keep your beak shut.

9 comments Add your comment


April 28th, 2011
9:59 am

first… weak


April 28th, 2011
1:51 pm

Why is such a law needed?

Government needs to leave people alone.


April 28th, 2011
2:03 pm

I am wondering where the word rude comes from, ruster? or somebody who is rude called a rooster?

What the Hell

April 28th, 2011
2:07 pm

All the things going on in the world. This is the Law you pass. Someone needs to be fired for
just thinking about this. A waste of taxpayers dollars.

Peter Smith

April 28th, 2011
3:36 pm

Filibuster…that’s all.

Old Geezer

April 28th, 2011
5:50 pm

I let my roosters rape the chickens like they were rabbits, makes them better fighters in the ring.


May 11th, 2011
8:44 am

Is there nothing better to do than worry about some chicken out on the town? Here’s some things for them to consider! 1. ~ High unemployment. 2 ~ Foreclosures! 3 ~ To those on unemployment ~~~ try China or India! 4 ~ Need gas? NO PROBLEM! Bikes don’t use it! FOOD? Can of soup, and a spoon! One spoon will do for many cans. Try Dayton, Ohio where they just busted four stores for selling stolen food stamps. If you don’t like that idea go look in the cans behind the first fast~ food you can find! 6 ~ for cloths, try a line of laundry behind someone’s house! 7 ~ Electricity? Do like the birds! Up a first light. Asleep at at twilight! 7 ~ For a bath? Try the local graveyard. The residents will not object! 8 ~ And with all the CHUCK ~ HOLES around ~~~ use your imagination! I saw some ducks swimming in one the other day! 9 ~ It’s your turn!!! Will look for your idea’s here!!! WHA~~~~~~~~~~~HOOOOO!!!

Charleston Jacket

May 11th, 2011
10:53 am

LOL @Old Geezer. That’s awesome.

Ben Thinkin

May 11th, 2011
1:00 pm

Things must be really slow for the office holders in Hopewell Township.