Can Someone please help my and my chickens please!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by perfectly_polish, May 17, 2007.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    OKay this is kinda a long story so here goes....

    We lived in a beautiful house with 32 acres and life seemed perfect then we found 2 of our chickens dead one morning so we put a lock on the door the next day the lock was broken...and 2 more chickens were dead. Then the next week these teenages were trespasting on out property and were throwing rocks at our dogs and almost killed one. So we finally moved out, but we didn't have enough time to buy a house, we basically just wanted to get out and fast. So we are renting right now and have been for a year and are in the process of buying a house. We were lucky enough to find a place to rent were we could keep our chickens and dogs. Then today I get the worst phone call ever. Here's how it went...

    Man- Hello

    Me- Hello who is this?

    Man- So I see you got your animals back

    ok so now i'm thinking what does that mean our animals never left...

    Me- Exuse me who is this

    Man- My name is Jay I am from AJL interprises I work for August Lenhart(that's is the man that owns the place I rent)

    Me- Okay so what do you mean "we got our animals back" they were never gone

    Man- You are not suppose to have chickens on the property

    Okay now I am really confused because when we moved in we told then we had chickens, including a rooster and they said that would be no problem...

    Me- We have had them for a year, since we moved in, the landlord said they were okay.

    Man- Well they have to be out by tonight!

    Me- tonight!

    Man- Yes mam tonight

    Me- Let me get back to you

    Hangs up the phone....

    Okay luckily the chickens are still here but I just don't understand when we moved in we told them we had chickens and a rooster and they said no problem. They know we are in the process of buying a house and that we should be out in a month or 2 and now they are telling me I have to get rid of my chickens by tonight! I asked around if someone could hold them for us until we move but all were no's we even offered to pay. And I'm not sure if the local feed store will take them either because most of their pens are full. So I am asking that if anyone, anyone at all lives in CT or around CT and can help us out by "chicken-sitting" our chickens for 1-2 months. We will even pay you and buy the food. Please can someone help me I don't want to loose my babies, I hatched them myself and they mean so much to me. Please help if you can, please. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. nikkers390

    nikkers390 Songster

    I think you should talk to the person who rented you the house and explain your situation. It would appear that SOMEONE who is too much of a coward to talk to you personally, complained about "whatever". Who is the person who called you anyway? What authority does he have? What can they do, come in the middle of the night and confiscate your chickens? To me it sounds like intimidation. You may rent, but no one has the right to tresspass on your property.

    You can also check to see if your township has a Community Mediator to help solve disputes without going to court.

    Call the code enforcement and see if you are in violation. Check to see if chickens are allowed where you live
    (county, township) and go from there.

    I truly doubt if anyone can legally give you a couple of hours notice with no grounds. At best you can stall and try to buy yourself some time, but you have to do SOMETHING. Don't just fold and give in.

    I would help, but I live in FL.

    Good luck!

  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Well, this certainly sounds like a case for the people's court...
    But seriously, if you've had them for the whole time and the landlord knew, who is this ijit to tell you that you have to be rid of them by tonight...Have you ever had contact with him? Why didn't the landlord say anything before this? Have you called the landlord?
    I would love to help, but I can't have any more birds. But I will keep my fingers, eyes and toes crossed for you.
    There's lots of bird lovers in CT...
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    perfectly polish, I think you may have posted this twice. I answered your other posting. I am in CT.....
  5. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:Well the person that called me works for the landlord. I am not sure who complained everyone around here owns chickens so I am pretty sure we are allowed to have chickens in Oakdale. And that is the only think I am worried about that maybe while i'm not here they'll have someone come and do something. But tomorrow I don't I'm going to let the chickens out of their run...just in case...

    -Sophia in CT
  6. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Peach Bottom
    Quote:see heres an answer! [​IMG] i like things to work out, i hope this does
  7. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:I have never met the man that called personally but I know that he works for the landlord. I called the landlord several times and left messages but havn't gotten an answer yet. I hope my little chickies will be safe.
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Perfecty Polish - how many chickens are you talking about?
  9. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    I have 2 hens 4 pullets, 1 cockeral, 1 pekin duck and 1 polish rooster. Please if you can help in any way that would be fanstastic! Thanks so much!

    -Sophia in CT
  10. TucsonFrizzled

    TucsonFrizzled In the Brooder


    What happened?


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