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post #11 of 17
Simply dissappearing birds would put OP in the wrong. Notifying authorities is the way to go. Document presence of birds and damage they cause. Also document chicken owner's investment in containment. Also do a quick search on your state and county statutes as almost certainly details you are looking for are present. Their will be loopholes that can be closed by your documentation. I did similar a couple of years back where trespassers was a dog (did not go after stock but caused other issues that had to be documented). Some documentation realized by simply calling authorities. I would also indicate to chicken owner you are going the legal process as that will close another potential legal loophole where he / she did not now you had an issue.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by centrarchid View Post

Simply dissappearing birds would put OP in the wrong. Notifying authorities is the way to go. Document presence of birds and damage they cause. Also document chicken owner's investment in containment. Also do a quick search on your state and county statutes as almost certainly details you are looking for are present. Their will be loopholes that can be closed by your documentation. I did similar a couple of years back where trespassers was a dog (did not go after stock but caused other issues that had to be documented). Some documentation realized by simply calling authorities. I would also indicate to chicken owner you are going the legal process as that will close another potential legal loophole where he / she did not now you had an issue.

This is very good advice. (Much better than my last post, which was just me being snarky)

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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post #13 of 17

"disappearing" birds does not put the OP in the wrong.  They have every right to protect their property.  If they call animal control or deal with it themselves, they are in the right.  Going thru the legal channels only costs you money--if the neighbor is a kook, then they're a target.  Better to keep it simple and quiet.

post #14 of 17
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"disappearing" birds does not put the OP in the wrong.  They have every right to protect their property.  If they call animal control or deal with it themselves, they are in the right.  Going thru the legal channels only costs you money--if the neighbor is a kook, then they're a target.  Better to keep it simple and quiet.

Let us say you have a neighbors cattle get on your land so you just disappear them. Around most areas you would promptly be labelled a cattle thief. In the not to distant past here you would be hung and the people doing it would keep that quit as well. The rules / laws are designed to keep things from getting out of hand.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by centrarchid View Post


Let us say you have a neighbors cattle get on your land so you just disappear them. Around most areas you would promptly be labelled a cattle thief. In the not to distant past here you would be hung and the people doing it would keep that quit as well. The rules / laws are designed to keep things from getting out of hand.

Here in AZ, IIRC, you are fencing in your land, and a few free range cattle manage to get fenced in, they become yours. It doesn't make for good neighborly relations though.

Personally, I'm the kind of person that believes many problems can be solved with a shotgun.

But, I live in the middle of nowhere.

 

I used to have cattle come onto the property, knock things over, break stuff, suck my fish pond dry, and do all kinds of damage. I'd chase them off, and when they were just barely out of range, I'd pop them in the butt with a 12 gauge. They quit coming around.

 

But me, I'd blow those chickens away. If the owner doesn't care what his birds do, why should you hold any compassion for them?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #16 of 17
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LOL...I have a dog, but we have a leash law!! My dog doesn't run loose, so turning my dog on them is not an option. And my back yard is too big, and it would be too expensive for me to fence.  I have plenty of video, but no animal control to show it to.  Just dog control. Maybe I will try the legal route and see what happens. Perhaps small claims court would work.  I'm ready to try anything. I think that it would start World War 3 if I shot their chickens.  A while back, I let loose with the BB gun, and the guy started screaming at me and calling me crazy. Then he threatened to shoot my dog if it ever got loose.  This neighbor is a loose cannon, if you know what I mean.  I think the legal route that someone mentioned would probably be the best. Thanks for all your input.  I greatly appreciate it.


Edited by bubbee52 - 2/1/16 at 5:10pm
post #17 of 17

Wishing you the best.  Crazy neighbors are no fun, that's for sure.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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