Hello Everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SarahConners, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. SarahConners

    SarahConners New Egg

    Jan 21, 2016
    Leesville, Louisiana
    I've been coming to this website for awhile and decided I would join. I have 3 Rhode Island Red hens that I am keeping in my backyard illegally. I thought about trying to get the city to change the local law, but it is fun to be a rebel. [​IMG] I am also raising meat rabbits.
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Welcome! We're glad you're here!
    Ha! Do your neighbors know you've got chickens?
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Don't be surprised if at some point some complaining neighbor reports you and you're forced to give them up. :eek:( If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. SarahConners

    SarahConners New Egg

    Jan 21, 2016
    Leesville, Louisiana
    Yes. My neighbors don't mind. The chickens are pretty quiet, except when they are laying eggs. One of my neighbors is covertly raising something in their shed. I'm not sure what, but I know they are feeding and watering something. [​IMG] My neighbors behind me are Chinese and they really don't understand city ordinances. They had 4 chickens and 2 ducks, which their 2 dogs took great delight in killing. I guess they don't understand prey drive either. LOL.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It's all fun and games until someone feels compelled to turn you in. Important to have a plan b. to have someone who will take your birds, unless you plan to eat the evidence.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - love the clandestine approach. Maybe you should start a thread for all those keeping chickens illegally?

    All the best
  7. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    Hi and welcome.

    (It surprises me how many anti-chook places there are. I didn't know until I joined here that they were not universally loved and admired. )
  8. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    There are several stories on BYC of members getting the rules changed to allow for backyard birds. It can be done and then the threat of removal and fines is gone. It's worth checking into.
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  10. SarahConners

    SarahConners New Egg

    Jan 21, 2016
    Leesville, Louisiana
    I have a plan, but it doesn't include eating the evidence.[​IMG]Sarah Conners always has a plan. The law doesn't actually prohibit chickens, but you can't have them within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. Houses in town are built pretty close together, so it's really unrealistic. Most of the houses around me are rented. I'm one of the few people in the neighborhood that have lived here far at least 20 years and am buying my home, so nobody cares what I do. I really don't have time to fight city hall. Covert is better than kicking the hornet's nest. My hens and rabbits are less smelly than most people's dogs and a lot more quiet.

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