Rooster and chicken on the loose in Oak Park

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By Graham Johnston

A rooster and a chicken walk down an alley in Oak Park. No, it's not the setup to a joke – it was the sight in the alley between the 300 blocks of south Elmwood and Scoville Friday afternoon.

The pair stayed close together as they pecked around garages and garbage cans in the alley. Neither were scared as Wednesday Journal photographer and nearby resident approached them, nor were they startled by barking dogs from one house's backyard.

If you have more information on whom the pair belongs to please contact the owner or contact Wednesday Journal and we'll relay the information.

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Jeff Schroeder from Oak Park   

Posted: September 10th, 2012 8:47 AM

The South Ridgeland Historic district is very animal friendly. In addition to about a thousand rabbits who normally make the neighborhood home (as well as opposums and raccoons), we also had a deer wander down Wesley Avenue on Saturday afternoon.


Posted: September 9th, 2012 1:37 PM

I don't mean to seem harsh Ms. McManus, but "no roosters" is part of the Village's chicken ordinance.

Mary McManus  

Posted: September 8th, 2012 1:21 PM

Gizmo Dog, don't be harsh. A chicken needs a companion to go through life.


Posted: September 8th, 2012 10:46 AM

I thought that the ordinance only allowed chickens, and that roosters were prohibitted.


Posted: September 7th, 2012 4:38 PM

I love your chickens whomever you are.

Kevin Cassidy from Oak Park  

Posted: September 7th, 2012 4:27 PM

... trying to get to the other side


Posted: September 7th, 2012 4:02 PM

They are home safely!! Thanks for letting those of us at the bus stop know about it.

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