Has Anyone ever moved because of chickens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 3peeps, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. 3peeps

    3peeps Songster

    Jul 4, 2007
    My husband and I would so love to buy a farmette or build an energy efficient home with some land. I asked him this morning if he'd ever consider moving if we get told to get rid of our chickens. His answer was, "If that's what it takes."

    His main point is that it would be that last reason he'd need to leave this place and start fresh...but still. I'd like to think that we'd move in order to have the "girls."

    Have any of you ever found a new home because you wanted to get serious about chickens?
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    thankfully no. Our neighbor dont care if we have them. and our other neighbors our down the road and they cant hear them. there is someone a few blocks away who has a bunch of them. its not against the law where we are at so I am happy!
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would if i could and someday i will.
  4. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Quote:Exactly . . . I'm stuck in the suburbs, waiting to escape.
  5. 3peeps

    3peeps Songster

    Jul 4, 2007
    Escape is a perfect word...from the motorcycle and teenage-boy truck noise. We live next to a bar on a corner....so there can be a lot of trash in our yard and swearing. And someone actually hit our house with their car once. But I feel this need to be very thankful for everything we do have.

    Otherwise our neighbors have been so nice.

    However, the neighbors next door who OK'd my chicken idea are now moving. I hope whatever new ones move in are nice and like chickens. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2007
  6. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    We're not moving SPECIFICALLY for chickens, BUT.....

    We can't have them where we are now, and when we move in two weeks, we will have PLENTY of space - and I ordered my chickens more than a month ago.
    Actually when the move came up as an option - chickens were one of the first things that popped into my head!

  7. pattycake

    pattycake Songster

    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    Haha, yes! Not exactly the ONLY reason we moved out here... but maybe the most obvious. We moved here on June 6, and on June 12 my chickens arrived from the hatchery.

    We only moved two miles, so it wasn't about a job or anything -- we went just far enough to get out of the city zoning. We wanted a somewhat bigger house and definitely a garden, and chickens were an important part of my grand gardening/mini-farming scheme.

    It seemed sort of crazy at the time, but it was one of the best moves we ever made. I LOVE my new minfarm and of course my adorable flock of chicks![​IMG]
  8. 3peeps

    3peeps Songster

    Jul 4, 2007

    It's not that crazy...we looked at a house about two miles away just this spring. My husband and I pass it on the way to work. It of course sold, and we couldn't have afforded it, but I still keep an eye on it. [​IMG]

    Your life sounds very happy!
  9. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I dont have to move, as we live in the country on 13 acres, but I would love to move just to get out of this state. I do enjoy NY but I would love to move just a little further south, to get away from these crazy winters we have! Sub zero temps and numerous feet of snow has had me contemplating moving for many years now![​IMG]
  10. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    We moved out of town to get our kids into the country life and away from the bad air and some people in town.

    Our animals are the icing on the cake!!

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