Help what do i do!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MissChee, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. MissChee

    MissChee Out Of The Brooder

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    Some person near my house, had reported me about having my chickens
    i don't know what to do!
    do u think it is at all fair to have the right to a band some one else's lovable, no trouble, well taken care pet!
    i think its horrible to a band my 6 young girl chickens T_T
    it makes me so sad that the way humans are so thoughtless sometimes
    i love my chickens so much, almost like i would to a child!
    because i rias them since when they were chicks
    i also would pray every night for them to be safe T_T
    so hard to take care of then so they are happy T_T
    anyway.... what should i do?
     
  2. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    What are the rules and regulations concerning poultry in your location?
     
  3. MissChee

    MissChee Out Of The Brooder

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    well they say that if a naborr complains about chickens you can get reported for that, only if it is a good resone:(
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    MissChee, try to set aside your sad emotions and think of the facts. How did she know about your chickens? Did the chickens get loose, does the coop smell, do you have a noisy rooster? If there was a problem, try to solve it, and then tell the authorities that you solved whatever it was that the neighbor complained about.

    If the neighbor just doesn't like chickens, invite the authority person to come and inspect your coop and run and prove to him or her that your chickens are well-cared-for pets.
     
  5. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry someone did that. It is my greatest fear someone will call on me. I live in the city and I know I am not allowed to have chickens but I love them so much I just decided to take the risk.

    My husband knows if I am made to give them away that I will move to a rural area and he will just have to come visit me.

    DeeDee
     
  6. MissChee

    MissChee Out Of The Brooder

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    im just so sad

    i cant take that persone to my house cause well, i dotn even know who reported me

    i just got a call from the county of saying ive been repoted and i need to find a place for the chickens in about a week
    if not
    then the will take them away and i do not know what they would do with them T_T
     
  7. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call the county back and ask what the specifics were on the report. If the complaint was unfounded, ask for an investigation and have them (county official) come to your house. If you fight for your rights, you might win, especially if the complaint was a lie.
     
  8. Dace

    Dace Out Of The Brooder

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    I suggest that you do a little research first. Google your city's Municipal Code and the word chickens or pets and see what you find.
    I am only allowed (per the city Muni Code) to have under 25 birds and they must be kept 50' from any residence....although my HOA is going to give me hell when they find out my plans!
    Maybe there is a loop hole somewhere.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  9. MissChee

    MissChee Out Of The Brooder

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    well i did call them back tey said well amybe they might i not exackly sure i ask them if i could keep them in my houise but the fuzzed out a bit there:/
     
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Yep, you need to do some footwork first and find out for CERTAIN whether you are legally allowed to keep chickens where you are or not.

    If you are, then the complaint had to be a 'nuisance' or health type complaint and you need to find out on what grounds the complaint was made (noise, smell, what). Then you can try to negotiate with the city about fixing it.

    If however, as sounds quite possible in your case, you are not legally allowed to have chickens where you are, then I'm afraid there is nothing you can do at this immediate juncture. The law says don't, you did, gotta get rid of them.

    HOWEVER, you could try to get other people together to try to change the laws, if you feel energetic and organized. People have indeed done that (of course -- laws don't change themselves [​IMG]), including some on this list. That is NOT going to get you able to keep these chickens -- in fact, having had illegal chickens will probably count somewhat against you if you try to get the law changed, which is another reason for banding together with other people [​IMG] But in a best case scenario it may let you have other chickens at some time in the future.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     

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