i'm cleaning out the coop/run each day so there is smell..
if compare the waste from my chickens vs my dog-- my dog's waste smell a lot worst (since she eats meat mostly (no dog food) ) while my chickens eat mostly their main feed+ grass+kitchen scraps (no meat)
using pine shavings for moisture and odor control
if you keep up with the cleaning and do preventive measures then it's not a problem
some of my neighbors have pools
if you don't clean.. and on windy days the pine shavings or feathers ended up in their pools or the smell reached their side.. it can be a problem
i wrapped insect screen around my chicken run.. to prevent the pine shavings and feathers from flying over to the neighbors' houses
The wind can blow a lot of stuffs around (especially during the monsoon season).
There's a noise and smell ordinance already in place here
my hens are not laying age yet.. so they are pretty quite and for past 2 months.. no problem so far.. but i do keep up with the cleaning and preventive measures to prevent any potential problem with the neighbors
rooster is not allowed by most cities..
gardening+composting+chickens go hand in hand :)
composting will help prevent veggies and fruit waste ended in landfill that can release methane gas :) the same for chicken manure
Edited by BruceAZ - 5/29/16 at 4:51pm