Sherman man accused of letting chickens die in coop

SHERMAN — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies today announced that a Sherman man has been arrested for allegedly allowing chickens to die in their coop.

On April 18, deputies responded to a residence in Sherman for the report of animal neglect. The new resident of the property reported that he recently purchased the property and discovered an unattended chicken coop. While looking inside the coop the new owner found approximately 14 dead chickens that appeared to have been locked in cages with no way out. After an investigation, deputies determined that James L. Linger,43, was previous owner of the property and the chickens.

Linger was charged with failing to provide sustenance to the chickens and was issued an appearance ticket for overdriving/torturing an animal. He will answer the charge in the Town of Sherman Court at a later date.