Originally Posted by Marine
I attended and spoke in favor of chickens in the Estates. I interpreted from the BODs decision to not vote on whether my chickens are pets means that I get to make that decision in their absence. I told the board that I had chickens in the backyard and I am now awaiting the letter from the HOA declaring me in violation of the rule. However, I plan to argue that since the BOD did not determine that chickens are not pets, then mine are until the BOD makes a decision.
Funny that Mr. Piva brought up that having chickens would increase the amount of coyotes in the area. I thought his assertion was ridiculous since the Estates has many chickens in it, but he is just unaware. Also, the hundred or so free-range turkeys in the community have managed to survive and procreate despite the predators in the area.
The BOD is aware that I have chickens. I will keep you updated on my chicken drama if the HOA sends me a letter.
Did you ever hear anything? I saw in the estates news paper, someone wrote an article about how beneficial chickens are and it was a well written article.
Have they been harassing you at all with their dumb notices?
My delaware has been taking it upon herself to sing the song of her people from brick podiums lately, so I'm partially waiting for a notice.
Originally Posted by Sassy Lady
Hi! I was googling chickens in SDCE and found this thread. We are looking at houses out there and really want to move so we can have chickens and more land to garden. Has there been any movement with getting HOA changed? I understand some people already have chickens out there but curious to know what the repercussions from the HOA are if they do find out. Thanks!
I haven't seen anything yet. Basically, most of us have just spoken to our neighbors about it, as someone would have to complain about them for the HOA to know. The way the notices work is they send you a warning, usually with a date they will recheck and it just needs to be "fixed" by then. But I'm assuming this infraction works the same as front yard notices.
But anyone who lives here knows someone with chickens. Heck, even the pest company we hire to spray around the house talk about their parents or family living here and having chickens anyways, and how stupid the HOA rule is.