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  1. avoight

    avoight Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2010
    Saint Michael MN
    So the old owner (we bought our house on a CD) got a letter in the mail about our chickens..... I think I went over bored they are SO addicting! I had 5 then added 3 more, I guess someone must have called the city on me [​IMG] You cant have Chickens in my city unless your on at least 4 acers.... Sooo the hubby and I cleared the snowblower lawnmower and all the rest of the stuff out of the big shed in the back and now I have them in hideout.. lol tomorrow I am working on putting some hardware cloth up for some air flow..... what do you guys suggest, anyone else doing anything like this?
  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Id do the same thing but you shouldn't be tell us. shhhhh
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    If anybody asks, they are rare exotic parrots. [​IMG] or giant finches.
  4. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    We have our coop in our garage and the run is made from dog kennel panels. We will be adding green privacy panels in it.
  5. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 7, 2011
    SE Wis
  6. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    Quote:Pffft, like anyone on here is going to turn them in. lol. There is probably many a person on here with "illegals" in their backyard.
  7. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 7, 2011
    SE Wis
    Quote:How big is your shed?
  8. Shanda

    Shanda Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2010
    Elk Grove, CA
    How much land do you have? A 4 acre limit seems a bit extreme!
  9. vanilla.exe

    vanilla.exe Chillin' With My Peeps

    What?! Most places only require 1 acre per HORSE. Nevermind 4 for chickens.
  10. Sore Thumb Suburbanite

    Sore Thumb Suburbanite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    orange county
    Ugh, Drat your neighbor, Whats wrong with a few chickens? Well I feel better I'm not alone in 'illegal chicken farming', but I still hope I don't get caught! I think properties and facilities can be evaluated on an individual basis by appointment with some city official...like special permits...that and neighbors should be more forgiving.

    I can't imagine any one of my neighbors complaining about some extremely low volume bird noises when their dogs (each neighbor has at least 2 dogs!) bark incessantly for no apparent reason, we live near a busy street, firehouse & hospital, and our neighborhood is home to the loudest wild parrots ever (I love the wild parrot screetching by the way--its homey to me)... nevertheless, I'm unsettled since its not technically legal.

    These pretty birds are just my pets...[​IMG]

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