Cops Investigate Man With 13 Dead Chickens Hanging in Trees A neighbor isn't too happy about it By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Apr 2, 2016 1:45 PM CDT 27 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A Rhode Island man who has 13 dead chickens hanging from trees outside his home is drawing complaints from a neighbor and a police inquiry, the AP reports. According to the Newport Daily News, the Tiverton man told police Wednesday that he is simply drying the chickens out before properly disposing of them. Chief Thomas Blakey says the man hasn't been charged with a crime, but police are continuing to investigate whether there are any potential health risks or if the homeowner is violating any town ordinances. Town Administrator Matthew Wojcik says animal control workers inspected the property and found that the live chickens the man keeps are healthy. Tiverton officials became aware of the hanging dead chickens Monday after a neighbor called to complain.