Hello from Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CptCluck, May 18, 2011.

  1. CptCluck

    CptCluck In the Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    Hey all. I'm from Carmel, Indiana. They don't allow any farm animals here unless you have 3+ acres.

    However, these are hard times and I believe we as free Americans should be able to raise a few quiet, unobtrusive birds if we want, and I am not above breaking this pointless city ordinance.

    I'd like to get your opinions - we have a 1/2 acre lot with a large backyard. We've got a 6' privacy fence all the way around the back yard that would keep them in, or I could build a run if that;s not enough (I'm real handy when it comes to making things.)

    On one side we have neighbors who would probably love the idea (and the eggs), and on the other side we have nosey old retired folks - who are nice but I'm not sure what they would think They are our only neighbors who are in a position to be able to easy see into the yard, so the conversation with them would have to happen at some point. Caddy-corner we have another set or retired neighbors with two dogs. Also raccoons and opossums roam at night - we're in a fairly wooded area.

    Should I give up on the idea? How loud would a few hens be?

  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] fellow Hoosier!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Couple hens shouldn't be to load..The only loud time is the egg laying song! but it's not bad. If I had to move with a place that didn't allow chickens...well.. looks like I'd be a lawbreaker! [​IMG] I hope you are able to get some. I live 10 minutes from downtown and I'm able to have chickens.
  3. greenegglover

    greenegglover Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    I'm also in Indiana, but it probably depends on where in Carmel you live...or I should say what type of neighbors you have. Usually a dozen of free eggs here and there and they wont say a thing! Some hens like to sing a loud song while they're laying but other than that it pretty quiet. Lock em up at night or the coons will kill them.
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the coolest place on the internet for chicken knowledge.

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  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your journey. We live in a neighborhood with much less land than you. We have neighbors on both sides and a bayou in the back. Even when we had roosters the neighbors didn't complain but we could here them out front and decided not to push our luck. It is no secret we have birds and have not had any complaints (knock on wood). Then again we are pretty generous with eggs and goodies from the garden. Chickens make a lot less noise than barking dogs! Hope it all works out for you. I cannot imagine not having chickens. The are entertaining and make you breakfast to boot.

  8. Abirdbrain

    Abirdbrain Chirping

    [​IMG]. OMG! A chicken Criminal! Putting yourself outside the LAW.[​IMG] Getting caught is the real sin. If you have a tight back yard, one of those Mini-Rabbit coops would work. Of course the coon problem is something else, most people think they are cute, but they have devastated our barn cats over time with Unchecked diseases. [​IMG] They aren't allowed here as a defense.

    Good luck.
  9. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    [​IMG] from new Hampshire !
  10. CptCluck

    CptCluck In the Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! [​IMG]

    How hard it it to lock up chickens at night? Will they want to go into the coop or is it an ordeal?

    When you go on vacation for a few days, what's the procedure for getting them care? Do they need to be run out every day like a dog? We have to figure out what to do the few times when we'll be away from home. I'm trying to figure out if the neighbor kids could handle it [​IMG]

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