Chicken anxiety?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by whatnow?, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. whatnow?

    whatnow? Out Of The Brooder

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    <<snoop clip>>

    Oh, and I didn't tell my neighbors (I live on an acre), but my coop plans blew away and I lost the sheet with the elevation view. He brought it to me on Saturday... awkward... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This cat has got to get out of the bag before any more time goes by or someone else finds out. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a secret its just none of their business.
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    My neighbors still don't know what I'm harboring in my house these days. I have two hens outside, one who makes a racket when she's laid an egg. The neighbors know nothing of the three 7 week old roosters in my basement, or the 12 other chicks that came this week, or the two 4 week old duckling. Well, the new coop is about to go up; that should raise some suspicions!
     
  4. whatnow?

    whatnow? Out Of The Brooder

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    We get along great with our neighbors. It just seems like the kind of thing you mention before they see a chicken coop in the yard (they actually thought it was a playhouse for the kids, but my 2YO cried out ITS A CHICKEN COOP.) DOH [​IMG] Busted!
     
  5. whatnow?

    whatnow? Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Three roosters would definitely have gotten a different reaction from the neighbors. [​IMG] Were they intentional or mis-sexed? I kind of want a rooster, too. My 5YO DD does an awesome crow impression... most adults jaws drop to the floor when they hear it! I guess I do have a rooster! [​IMG]


    EDIT: obvious typo
     
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  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    whatnow? :

    Quote:Three roosters would definitely have gotten a different reaction from the neighbors. [​IMG] Were they intentional or mis-sexed? I kind of want a rooster, too. My 5YO DD does an awesome crow impression... most adults jaws drop to the floor when they hear it! I guess I do have a rooster! [​IMG]


    EDIT: obvious typo

    LOL, no we hatched them so it was just fate. Or Murphy's law. We're going to try to keep one. Two aren't crowing yet and they all get along so far so there's no rush.
    And yup, they may very well think it's a playhouse!!​
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I had chicken anxiety about this time last year - when I was thinking of getting them, worrying about what my neighbors might think of my chickens. I have 3 and they make a little racket in the a.m. after the egg business is done. I worried for nothing.

    I give some of my eggs to my one neighbor and he enjoys the whole chicken thing (eggs too!) The other neighbor - I hardly ever see, but obviously they don't mind, otherwise they would have said something since my coop is not 10 feet away from the side of thier house!

    Enjoy your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  8. blb

    blb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am the opposite! I told my neighbors BEFORE I got the coop or chickens, lol. The neighbor kids are at my house whenever the chicks are outside the hold them. The whole neighborhood has asked how they are doing. It has brought more people outside plus I got to know new neighbors who had just moved in because I had my chickens playing in the front yard.

    I also enjoy telling people to get the reactions on their face, hehehe. I live in a suburb so everyone is surprised, that is those who dont' know me well.

    Be proud and enjoy them!
     
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Well, the gig's up with one neighbor. We were talking over the fence and he asked what we're building. He didn't blink. The chickens don't bother him. But he's the one of the nice neighbors. It's the people across the street who moan and groan about everything. But they can't see the coop so they have no idea. [​IMG]
     
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  10. whatnow?

    whatnow? Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:BUSTED! [​IMG]

    It's better this way. Now you don't have to explain the locked cage attached to the "children's" playhouse!
     

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