Hey my lovelies...

RubiaSexy

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Have you checked your lease? It may not matter if it is legal in NYC, you could be in violation of the terms of your lease. I have owned rental property in the past and the lease for my properties stated you could not have a pet or do any leasehold improvements (amoung other things) without my written permission. Just trying to keep you from getting evicted over something you did not know.
I truly appreciate the advice friend. Good looking out. Fortunately for us, we own the apartment. It has been in the family for 63 years. Let me tell u that u are 100% right though in that when u are renting there's a lot u're not allowed to do without permission...oh and BTW, odds of u getting permission even if u did ask are slim to none.
 

Ursuline Chick

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I truly appreciate the advice friend. Good looking out. Fortunately for us, we own the apartment. It has been in the family for 63 years. Let me tell u that u are 100% right though in that when u are renting there's a lot u're not allowed to do without permission...oh and BTW, odds of u getting permission even if u did ask are slim to none.
I did not realize it was family owned, that's a different story. Hopefully you will be able to set up an area where you and your hens can be happy and healthy. Then you can sit back and enjoy. I would still have a plan B, just in case it doesn't work like you thought it would. Good luck.
 

416bigbore

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I truly appreciate the advice friend. Good looking out. Fortunately for us, we own the apartment. It has been in the family for 63 years. Let me tell u that u are 100% right though in that when u are renting there's a lot u're not allowed to do without permission...oh and BTW, odds of u getting permission even if u did ask are slim to none.
Family owned in your OP would have saved a lot of confusion. Best of luck. :)
 

Marie2020

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I actually don't need my landlord's permission for anything. I've already checked and keeping chickens in NYC is legal. The problem lies in building and creating the appropriate atmosphere for them to live in considering we are in a 3 bedroom building apartment. My main concern though is that they're happy. I'm not sure that being stuck indoors irregardless of how big a coop and run I build for them will they really be?? I do think that that proverbial light bulb has switched on and as much as I'd hate to...I might have to think about finding them a new home where they can truly be happy. 😥
Your putting their welfare before your own wants.
If you act on this hopefully you can rehome them to someone who will be happy to keep you updated on how they are settling.

Maybe one day you will resettle somewhere where you can start again with chickens :hugs
 

RubiaSexy

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I did not realize it was family owned, that's a different story. Hopefully you will be able to set up an area where you and your hens can be happy and healthy. Then you can sit back and enjoy. I would still have a plan B, just in case it doesn't work like you thought it would. Good luck.
Thanks so much hun. I also do hope for a good outcome.
 

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Before we moved out of Chicago, had 10 Cockers in the (large) kitchen. They were in crates and they would be let out a couple at a time and played with. Then back in crates and rotated others out. It wasn't for a long time. But we were about to move and some neighbors (bless their black hearts) poisoned one of our dogs- Cockers will eat anything.
I was 12 at the time but knew he wasn't well. Cockers will eat up to being put down- they are food pigs. Luckily the vet was able to save him.

We eventually moved to a suburb that had NO dog laws. So had kennel runs assembled and in/out swinging doors to each indoor pen. Also had 6 ft. redwood fencing put up around the run area as insurance /safety. The dogs took over the 2 1/2 car garage. By the time I had saved pretty much enough $$$ to have chain link fence around OUR 1/3 ACRE lot- the gang was afraid to run free in the backyard.

When vet bills(routine things) reached $ 500. I realized I had to sell the young dogs and kept the 4 oldest. I wanted the oldies to live out their lives and enjoy what was left. They ended up living in the house and I taught them to run down the few stairs to the basement- and up a few more to the garage & in/out doors for their bathroom needs. They learned that so well that often we didn't even notice one or two where missing - until we heard them run up stairs and into the kitchen.

I also did dog grooming and my Champion stud brought in enough to keep things going. My last Cocker passed at 14. Haven't had a dog since. But love the neighbors dogs whenever I get to see them. Just don't have the heart to get any new dogs. As many say' humans live too long, and dogs not long enough.':hit
 

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