In Ramsey, family’s backyard brood raises a squawk and a lawsuit

The Harer family never dreamed that their brood of backyard hens and Peter, the potbellied pig, could one day land them in court, much less place them amid a widespread debate about what animals may live where.  But a pending lawsuit, Tom and Edie Harer say, is the latest development in a complicated saga over animals in Northfork, an upscale Ramsey neighborhood they moved to 25 years ago.  The family brought the chickens home last spring, and Peter arrived soon after. The Harers received the first letter about their chickens from their homeowners association in October. And by mid-December, they were being sued.   Read the article………..


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