I'm curious about anyone who might have experience with backyard chickens and idiot neighbors. This afternoon, I had my chickens out ranging in the yard and I was sitting on the patio supervising them, just like I would if it was a pet bunny or a dog off a leash. So while I'm out with the chickens, my idiot neighbor comes out into his yard and takes a picture of my chickens, clearly was sending it to someone. Two things: in order to get this picture, my neighbor had to have used some serious zoom (I never let the chickens roam on that side of the yard, I KNOW he's a jerk) and since he was zooming in, I am quite sure he didn't include me in the picture (20 feet away from the chickens). In my town, we are not allowed to let chickens free range, but my chickens weren't going further than where I could see them. I've tried to look up my town's specific regulations and I can't find a technical reason why I should be allowed to *supervise* them outside, particularly if they aren't on someone else's property.
Anyone ever experience really strict free range restrictions or neighbors who were this intrusive? It's a really strong argument for a tall privacy fence (on only ONE side-- all the other neighbors are great!) but that's the last thing I want to be wasting money on right now...
thanks in advance!