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help phyco next door.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kansas_twister, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    we have owned our farm for just about 3 years, for the past 2 years our neighbor "tim" has made it very imposable to get along with him, we live in a very clickish town and tim thinks he's the big man around town, tim is bipolor and skiztofrincic and most of the time on his meds, it's gotten to the point that he calls the sheriff dept every few days on us (my husband works there ) and now my husbands job is at stake because of this lunitic, i have 6 horses, 2 are staying and 4 will be sold at auction on monday because we have be order by the dept to sell them ( our sheriff has no knowlage of horses at all but just to keep the peace with tim to sell our horses) now i'm scared to death about putting my chicks out if my husband desides to finish the coop, i have every thing ready for the coop and was so excited to get thing's started but now my husbands has told me he wants to take my chickens to the auction and recoop my loses, what should i do???
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    go to city hall and look up your city or county regulations on livestock. With that, you neighbor or the sheriff will have no ground to stand on.

    Take the guy to court for harrassment. Threaten lawsuits of denial of civil rights. (the pursuit of happiness, whatever you can come up with (the PD here freaks when you tell them they are denying you your rights) Once you start fighting back he will backup or look for someone else to mess with.

    DO NOT backdown to a bully!!
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Can't you file a police report on him for harrasment? Get a restraining order against him? I'd make it just as hard on him why let him get away with it. What have the police said about him making so many complaints? If your husband works there why are they not on his side? They should listen to your side of the story and not just the neighbors. This is the reason why I really don't want neighbors. I don't want anyone living near me. But I have 3 farms near us and we never see or hear each other so its almost heaven. I hope it all works out for you. Find out what YOUR rights are and take him to court if you have to.
     
  4. aimee

    aimee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally agree with Coyote. I would also make my husband stand up to him, though I usually don't need him to anything like that for me, I don't threaten easily. Especially when it comes to my babies.

    And if that fails, tell Tim that if he doesn't stop messing with you, he will be getting a good look of the under side of your car.
     
  5. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a nieghbor like that. I shot his dog. His dog took a duck and almost killed it and I dropped him on our property. He came and threatened me and the sherrif took my side. His darn dog was back the next week. He called my husbands boss and lied to him. Then he called and said my kids were making gang signs at him. Yeah right. He accused my kids of tearing up his property. He had videos but couldn't prove anything. Called us Hillbilly Rednecks and I called him white trash. A month ago God answered an unspoken prayer and he moved away. My whole nieghborhood rejoiced! No one liked him especially the sherrifs department.
     
  6. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    I agree, go to the town and find out what your actual property rights are.

    And then file a restraining order. If your animals are not on his property, and if you have the right to have them there, then he has no leg to stand on, and he is harassing you.

    I would make sure you do not directly confront this man unless you have the authorities with you. I'm sure he's fine if on his meds, but if not.. well. Be very careful.

    -Meghan
     
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  7. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand crazy neighbors TRUST ME

    Oh lord........bad memories bad memories.........long story beware

    Heres one for you. 10 years ago my husband and I were just married and moved into our first house. Yipeee BUT we had the biggest psycho I've ever met for a neighbor. This is how we met........I hear cars beeping and brakes slamming on and look outside and see a young child 4 or 5 riding his bike in the road (we had nice sidewalks, no need to ride in traffic) he had a boxer type dog with him. I run out and ask him where his house is. He points to my next door neighbor. So non-judgemental and just trying to help save this kids or his dogs life, go knock on the door. His dad answers and is the scariest man I've ever seen. He's obliviously sleeping (it was NOON) and not watching his kid. I very nicely told him his child was almost killed and he says "thanks" and slams the door. Without so much as a HI to his kid?????????

    I knew I was in trouble. We lived there for 4 years with his antics of NOT feeding his dog to the point of it almost starving (ribs showing) and me having to SNEAK the dog food and water. He would leave for days at a time and leave the poor dog no food or water. CRAZY doesn't describe it. I didn't want to call the pound or anything, because I was seriously scared. My husband was out of town for a week at a time and I had a newborn. We decided to move to the country. NOT because of him, but, well it helped us make our decision.

    Heres the kicker. We decided to put up a privacy fence between the yards before we put the house up for sale. His yard looked horrible and ours was beautifully landscaped and I wanted it to look good and get the best $ possible. So my DH goes out to start the fence, we had the property measured and we put it up ONE FOOT on OUR side of the property line. All of a sudden crazy BOB runs out and starts threatening my DH. My DH had enough and stands up hammer in hand and got right in his face and he finally backed down.

    I warned you this is long........so the house goes up for sale and all of a sudden every window in that guys house facing mine has a spray painted sign in it. It either said F**K You -
    or it was a swastika (sp?) or some other vulgar thing. I finally called the cops and they talked to him and said "wouldn't it just be easier if you let them move without bothering them" I think he got it through his head. They told him the signs with swears etc. were illegal. He finally took them down and we sold the house. I will NEVER have a neighbor closer than a 1/2 mile again. AMEN
     
  8. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    So sorry to hear of your neighbor problem.
    If you live on a farm, there shouldn't be much he can do about what animals you have but as some have already said...check your city or county regulations.

    We used to live in a college town and had a neighbor who wasn't "quite right" in the head. We had a pet rabbit in a huge hutch and the guy made it a hobby of his to let the bunny be free. We moved to the country as soon as the chance arrived and haven't regretted it yet.

    Our land lady is 80-something and has a small farm behind our place that she takes care of pretty much all by herself...she doesn't look or act her age at all. The other neighbor is a wonderful, older gentleman who loves getting 5 gallon buckets of bunny poo from us whenever he needs it for his small garden along our fence line.
     
  9. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something doesn't smell right here. [​IMG] Why are you being ordered to sell your horses? Is there legal ramifications for this? Why is the sheriff so deep in Tim's pocket and not your husband's if your husband is his employee? If your husband's job is at stake, I really wonder at what side of the law your sheriff is on to consider such a thing. Something is just not adding up. Frankly I wouldn't take Tim's crap. If there are no legal ramifications or zoning laws prohibiting your animals, you get to keep your animals. The only decisions that can be made are informed decisions. That means look up your laws and ask for some legal advice, obviously not from the sheriff at this time. If everything you own and have is legal then file a restraining order and a harassment suit. Consider a privacy fence and place No Trespassing signs on your property. If he violates those, you have grounds to have him arrested. [​IMG]
     
  10. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    it's to my understaning and zoning law that we can keep any type of animal on our farm, as long as we're not in city limites...(the line is in the middle of the road in front of our farm) Tim sells hay for a living and doesn't fell we have the right to be feeding our horses hay all the time, (it's been dry the last few years so pasture land barley has not grass) i go through 1600 lbs of hay a week and has complained that we didn't have any where for our horses to graze ...no one does.....as for the sheriff (has no knowlage of horses) isn't taking our side even though yes my husband works for him, money walks and power talks.....it's a sad little town i live in, our horse leave on monday, only 4 out of 6 on tuesday i will be calling our lawyer and takin actions again tim and his buddies, i want my chirldren to feel safe and play our side and i want my chicks safe and sound out side too
     
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