Edited by CherryBobbery - 2/18/16 at 7:24pm
I dont know how you could help. Every year, end of year, my husband has to work weekends, six and seven days a week. He installs chilled water systems and they shutdowns on them are done during cooler months. The code and zoning inspector didnt come back until February to see if we free ranged, moved or got rid of my chickens. They are still here. I explained my husband having to work and it is hard to build new housing when you have to work like he does.
The way it works is, they come out and you get a written courtesy letter. They come out again, which now has been done, and you get a certified letter giving days. After that you must have them gone or you have to go before the board. I am not well enough to have to go anywhere. I am pretty much home bound. I visit my mom. I go to church Sunday morning and Wednesday night. I go to the grocery store. Sometimes Walmart. I stay home as much as is possible.
I call our commissioner and sent email. He agrees how stupid it is that we could have free range chickens but not housed chickens. He said they did a vote on it about six years ago and it was voted out to allow all of Hillsborough County to have housed chickens. He contacted code and zoning and made it where I could talk to some higher up person. This person extended or days. Inspector was to come out on February 4th but it was extended til February 26th.
My husbands overtime is done with. We had the chicken housing built for the two bantams done in November. It is an 8x4 build. My husband has now finished the housing for my two Wyandottes. It is and 8x8. This coming Monday, I will be buying a bail of hay, some Sweet PDZ and pine shavings to spread into the new housing on Monday. Tuesday I will be moving my two Wyandottes into their new housing. Wednesday I have church, so Thursday I will be moving my two bantams. Friday week, the inspector is to come back to my house to see if they are gone.
The whole ordeal has kept me very sick. The neighbor started yelling at my husband this evening. I walked out there. By then it was my neighbor and his wife yelling. My husband told them to just leave us alone. They continued yelling. So, I went out and tried to be nice. I explained where the free range chickens came from, that they are complaining about. They continued yelling. I have eaten these people's crap, remaining silent, for four and a half years. I still tried to be nice. They continued yelling. Well I finally blew my top. The woman kept running her mouth. I headed their way, closer to the fence, and by the look on my face, that woman turned and began to run. I told her they have harassed and antagonized me for four and a half years. They have mistaken my silence for weakness and she best get her butt back into her house because I have had enough of them!!
They called the Sheriff. The Sheriff spoke to us. We told of what took place. The Sheriff asked, so who was throwing the rocks!!!! We threw nothing! These people have been lying ever since we moved here!! I could tell by the surprised look on our face, the Sheriff believed us and knew those people lied. I will say this, I have eaten their crap in silence for four and a half years. If I am out there blowing my top, people better get off of me because that means I have had it! I am sick of it! I can see why neighbors kill neighbors!!!! I see why it takes place. I never understood before but now I can see why people kill people. You got some blooming morons antagonizing you - bullying you - for years --- and you think eventually someone couldnt snap???? I can see why this world has gone insane. There are too many people like my neighbors who antagonize people until they lose it!!