Hoping to get Chickens soon - but first to make them legal!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by khorvath, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Ahh..chickens ..only makes sense to have them.
     
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  2. Elsveta641

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    Really? Salmonella floating through the air attacking the children and elderly? Where do you live, medieval Europe? Do these people not have even a basic elementary school level grasp on science lol? Teach them how much salmonella is crawling on iguanas and turtles. I'm sure those are allowed as pets. Honestly you are so patient! Pretty sure I'd move just to escape the ignorance, whether where I moved to next allowed chickens or not. Lawd what if that stupidity floats through the air and infects the children? Ok I'm done now, sorry:gig
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  4. khorvath

    khorvath Chirping

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    We are just outside Chicago (where they are allowed btw). We tried a few years ago and the arguments people gave against chickens were all crazy. Noise, smell, disease.... There was no reasoning with them, let alone getting them to visit a nearby coop or two to see that we aren't talking about a factory farming situation with hundreds of birds.

    We actually did look into moving to a nearby town that will allow them but it is just hard to sell right now. And this area is so darn expensive. I'm getting these hens one way or another though. There are several people in town that have them under the radar already.
     
  5. Elsveta641

    Elsveta641 Songster

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    If it's old fashioned old people you're dealing with, you have to fight fire with fire. Years ago the small town we lived in went after my husband for not repairing a window busted in a hail storm. We had no insurance but he had still replaced 4 broken windows, the siding on both the house and garage and the roof of the garage. But this one boarded up window and the city had a fit. Mind you they allowed empty trailer homes and for people to live in RVs in driveways on the same block.
    Now I am a housewife and rarely seen in public. I went to city hall dressed in 4 inch heels, Pearl's and my grandmother's tight wiggle dress from the 1950s. I'm not a particularly attractive woman, but I stood up straight and wore red lipstick and spoke intelligently and politely. I both brown nosed and shamed them in my best motherly tone. I told them it was unkind and unjust for people in a position of such power (lol) to shame a hard working and honest man who was just trying to do right by his town and family. That he had worked hard to complete the work he had done and paid for it all out of his own pocket. I said that it greatly grieved him knowing how that boarded up window made the town look (lol) and that there was no sense in making matters worse by giving him a citation. I pointed out how there are few good men working honest jobs and allowing his wife to stay home to tend the children and do Gods work. I said it was simply unamerican and unchristian to target his shortcomings in such a public way.
    They dropped the citation immediately and each board member apologized and shook my hand. One even kissed my hand much to my horror. The wife of one chairman brought me a cake the next day. My husband, being mature and not at all pretty, left that window boarded from the outside for 10 years after he replaced the broken window. True story.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Also :welcome :frow I came across that other Illinois group. From your previous posts I thought you might be associated with CLUCK. It worked here in Sarasota, FL. and other communities. Good luck and keep us posted...
     
  7. Elsveta641

    Elsveta641 Songster

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    If it's old fashioned old people you're dealing with, you have to fight fire with fire. Years ago the small town we lived in went after my husband for not repairing a window busted in a hail storm. We had no insurance but he had still replaced 4 broken windows, the siding on both the house and garage and the roof of the garage. But this one boarded up window and the city had a fit. Mind you they allowed empty trailer homes and for people to live in RVs in driveways on the same block.
    Now I am a housewife and rarely seen in public. I went to city hall dressed in 4 inch heels, Pearl's and my grandmother's tight wiggle dress from the 1950s. I'm not a particularly attractive woman, but I stood up straight and wore red lipstick and spoke intelligently and politely. I both brown nosed and shamed them in my best motherly tone. I told them it was unkind and unjust for people in a position of such power (lol) to shame a hard working and honest man who was just trying to do right by his town and family. That he had worked hard to complete the work he had done and paid for it all out of his own pocket. I said that it greatly grieved him knowing how that boarded up window made the town look (lol) and that there was no sense in making matters worse by giving him a citation. I pointed out how there are few good men working honest jobs and allowing his wife to stay home to tend the children and do Gods work. I said it was simply unamerican and unchristian to target his shortcomings in such a public way.
    They dropped the citation immediately and each board member apologized and shook my hand. One even kissed my hand much to my horror. The wife of one chairman brought me a cake the next day. My husband, being mature and not at all pretty, left that window boarded from the outside for 10 years after he replaced the broken window. True story. It's worth mentioning that my husband is not in fact American and we are not Christians.
     
  8. khorvath

    khorvath Chirping

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    This is the best story ever.
     
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