Hello from Greece NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phator, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Phator

    Phator In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2018
    Greece NY
    I just bought my first house last year, in the town of Greece NY. My postal code is from Hilton NY but it looks like the taxes I have to pay them to the town of Greece, so I have to follow the local laws of the town..
    Last year I planted a really nice garden, with a lot of vegetables, tomatoes, corn, and cucumber.
    My expectations where really good, since I also fence it against the deer that surround my property.
    I also have 5 apple trees and 2 pear trees, so I was also expecting to have lots of fruits during the year..
    But what I was not expecting is that my property is full with insects (I am coming from the city lol), so they literally eaten everything, my garden (the only thing that survived was the asparagus), and all the apples and pears, gone or not good for eating..
    I was devastated for the situation, so this year, I decided to fight it back, but in an organic/chemical free way, using diatomaceous earth, powder of chicken egg shells, and chickens!
    My plan was to build the chicken coop with reused materials, and use the old playground near my house as the bones.
    Everyday after work, I spend few hours working on my project, and imagining my new chickens eating those nasty insects, and all the organic fruit and vegetables that I am going to get from my wonderful land.
    My expectations where destroyed by my wonderful town's regulations (Article 211-30B, C, and D), that basically states that I cannot have chickens, no matter the size of my property (I have 4.2 acres), because Hens are very dangerous cool blooded animals, and therefore if I have a small flock I could find that one day they went to a neighbor house and kill the whole family.
    C'mon! Seriously?!?! it is better that I spray dangerous chemicals that could cause cancer to my family and maybe even my neighbors, to control the nasty bugs that are eating all my food!
    Uff! I am V E R Y M A D right now.
    I am going to start a campaign that may last years, but I promise that the town of Greece is going to allow chickens as pets. I will use all the means on my hands, specially social media, change.org, web campaigns, meetups, and a formal petition to the board of Greece..

    Please wish me good luck, and if anyone is living on the Town of Greece (or paying taxes to them, like me...), just join the fight, because you never know if you would like to have chickens in the future, I guaranty it will be at least interesting ;)

    Also consider to join the facebook's page.

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  3. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry your plans are scuttled but,many places do allow quail and sometimes guineas.

    They may help diminish your bug population
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at NYC! :)
    Good Luck with all your endeavors!:D
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Phator :frow Welcome!

    Wishing you all the best and hoping for a good outcome!
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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello from UK and :welcome
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  8. Phator

    Phator In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2018
    Greece NY
    Thank you guys for the wonderful welcoming!
  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Very nice to have you here :woot
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  10. Harley Chick

    Harley Chick Songster

    Apr 4, 2018
    Unionville TN
    We lived in Greece NY for 25 years.....great town, great schools but horrible town rules!!!! Taxed to death and have to ask permission to do anything. Good luck with your campaign....we'll be watching!
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