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Originally Posted by NCaliChick View Post
 

I don't think I have spring fever, I just want a more colorful egg bowl. Maybe that's worse? My boyfriend keeps letting me know how much extra space we have in our 2 coops, so it would totally be OK to get some more birds, right?

We have always had brown eggs, because that's just the birds we got. I wanted some different color layers when we renewed our flock last year, but it was late summer, and we were getting the last of the store owner's chicks. 

I want blue/green, olive, and chocolate eggs. Oy, that's gonna be one heck of a flock if I get what I want!

Your flock will be beautiful when you get all those colored eggs.  We are still 5 months away from our colorful egg baskets.  We started this year with 28 pullets and 1 rooster.  

6 Welsummers and 1 roo - Brown speckled

4 Easter Eggers - tinted green/blue

4 Barred Rock - tan

4 Gold Sex Links - darker tan

6 Brabanters - white

4 Buff Orpingtons - lighter tan

 

I don't know how pretty my flock will be but eggs with be white, cream, beige, tan, green/blue/tinted and chocolate speckled hopefully. I can't wait!

 

Good luck on your basket.  

Humans (4) - Me, Adventurous Husband, Go-Getting Daughter and a Son that communicates with all animals

Dogs (2) - Miniature Pinscher and Plott Hound    Cat (1) - A greige Tortie/Tabby

Chickens (25) - Brabanters, Spitzhauben, Barred Rock, Welsummers, Buff Orp, Easter Eggers, Gold Sex Links

Ducks (4) - Anconas, more coming 6/5     Beehives (1) - Italian Honeybees, more to come

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Humans (4) - Me, Adventurous Husband, Go-Getting Daughter and a Son that communicates with all animals

Dogs (2) - Miniature Pinscher and Plott Hound    Cat (1) - A greige Tortie/Tabby

Chickens (25) - Brabanters, Spitzhauben, Barred Rock, Welsummers, Buff Orp, Easter Eggers, Gold Sex Links

Ducks (4) - Anconas, more coming 6/5     Beehives (1) - Italian Honeybees, more to come

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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by BuffaloridaGirl View Post

My neighbors called the city again. I even was standing inside the coop and overheard them on the phone with someone when they were on their back porch!! No one came over to speak with me, no notes on my front door. I'm not even sure what the problem is. Our friends said they claim it causes too much dust, and they don't want them jumping over the fence. But now that they are locked up 24/7 they are just so squawking loud! I was going to give them eggs but I think it is beyond that point. In my opinion the noise now is way more of a nuisance. Until then we will just hang out on our screened in back porch and wait for 5:00... Or noon. 😉
Are you not supposed to have chickens? I'm guessing since no one from the city has approached you, theres no ordinance against them. If that's the case, they're not hopping the fence anymore and their squawking is happening during appropriate hours, there isn't a thing your neighbors can do about them. I wouldn't worry about it, let them call and annoy the officials they're complaining to. Save your eggs and give them to your nice neighbors that mind their own business. Good luck!
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
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post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by howfunkyisurchicken View Post

Are you not supposed to have chickens? I'm guessing since no one from the city has approached you, theres no ordinance against them. If that's the case, they're not hopping the fence anymore and their squawking is happening during appropriate hours, there isn't a thing your neighbors can do about them. I wouldn't worry about it, let them call and annoy the officials they're complaining to. Save your eggs and give them to your nice neighbors that mind their own business. Good luck!

Still no more complaints... But this Buff Brahma needs to go! She is squawking so loud in that coop if I don't let her out, so this morning I let them out to roam. But she is still squawking and hissing all over the yard! So annoyed right now.
Stay-at-home Mom • 4 kids/stepkids
2 Easter Eggers • 1 Buff Brahma • 1 Buff Orpington
1 French Bulldog • 1 Pointer Mix
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Stay-at-home Mom • 4 kids/stepkids
2 Easter Eggers • 1 Buff Brahma • 1 Buff Orpington
1 French Bulldog • 1 Pointer Mix
Mama_dirt_shell on Instagram 📷💕
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post #24 of 25
Do you have a run for the birds or just a coop and they free range? If your "bird count" is at or under what you're legally allowed, there isn't much the neighbor's can do. If, however, your birds go into their yard, that can be a different story. Personally, in order to keep our girls safe, I have a 144 square foot run surrounding the coop. We're going to do a chicken tractor so we can move them around the yard. Perhaps if the neighbor's knew they wouldn't have a trespassing chicken (which personally I don't see the issue with but some people might disagree) they'd calm their own feathers.
post #25 of 25
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Just the coop, no enclosed run. It backs up to our shed and it's the neighbors behind it all that complain. There's jasmine that grows all over the fence which I am sure hides the eye sore of the messy ground in the coop and even parts of our yard they dust in. So that's a plus.

They enjoy dusting and pecking under the kids trampoline. They even hop on the swings and go inside the playhouse!

However! They are always wanting more, they followed me out of the gate on the side of the house. You can see the shed in the background too.

Inside the coop is their smaller original coop I made. Mind you I have growing chicks that will need to go in there when it gets warm and stays warm. They lay in the cabinet that I painted and there's two roosts I put up to make due until further updates. I just need some ideas to maximize my space: do I take out little coop and put it on the outside when small birds are ready?
Stay-at-home Mom • 4 kids/stepkids
2 Easter Eggers • 1 Buff Brahma • 1 Buff Orpington
1 French Bulldog • 1 Pointer Mix
Mama_dirt_shell on Instagram 📷💕
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Stay-at-home Mom • 4 kids/stepkids
2 Easter Eggers • 1 Buff Brahma • 1 Buff Orpington
1 French Bulldog • 1 Pointer Mix
Mama_dirt_shell on Instagram 📷💕
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