Originally Posted by RaZ
Well that did not go well.
I received a ticket and have to contact the court to set up a hearing. Even though he did not see a single chicken, hear a chicken or anything of the like.
He wanted to nit pick a bunch of stuff like why there was no grass growing in some areas. I showed him the grass seed already on the ground and the open bag sitting next to the spreader. Then he said the pond wasn't allowed. Called the tent garage a "chicken coop" even though it was full of yard machinery.
It was pretty obvious that he had his mind made up even before he got here so when he asked to go into the garage I politely declined. He didn't care for that answer. He said I "must" be hiding something. I told him it was messy and I was embarrassed for anyone to see it. He almost laughed at that point.
Anyway, the first shot has been fired across my bow. The Garden City Chicken War has been declared.
Bummer. Yep, time to start reading all the legal do's and dont's for that lat and long. I'm with Chicken Grandma, if your short/mid term plans can include selling/renting, maybe you can find something zoned for peace of mind sake. I'm pretty sure (after my short time on earth) urban madness will encroach on most country places. Unfortunetly nobody is immune what with bypass highways cutting thru farmland, right-of-ways formed, and people wanting to build "projects" (housing developments with names like Deer Acres, Rolling Meadows Estates, etc}. We are the same age I think and I know you still have a few good years to do some frog hunting, tree planting, and chicken raising - maybe on a peace of heaven rather than a war zone.
BTW, I ended up getting another Comise and a D'Anjou. I'm fencing the suckers this year so the deer will leave them alone. It'll look ugly but what else can I do....