how to be secretive

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by agnes_day, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    the feed stores around here will have chicks in a couple of weeks! i plan on getting some but i want to be more or less undercover about it this time around..any advice? i plan on it being a girls only operation this time around, and i am thinking that doing that would keep things pretty quiet.
    any advice would be welcomed. i miss having chickens so much!
  2. GraceAK

    GraceAK Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    I would like to know too. I am legal, but I have a friend I want to bring to the darkside. [​IMG]
  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Some feed stores have pullets only, but others are straight run. Getting cockerels will be hard to keep hidden. I would get a couple of hens, make the coop look like some a normal shed or kids playhouse. If you have a yard, you should be able to keep some hens without a lot of grief.
  4. okie_biddy

    okie_biddy In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2009
    There are a couple of stealth coop options. I have seen them both on on their coop page. Good luck!
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yeah..just buy from the pullet brooder...
    Dont get straight run...theres gonna be roos in it.
  6. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    oh definitely, i have that one you think if i keep them in a run and only get girls that i should be ok?
    ever since the "incident" last summer, my idiot neighbor has avoided me like the plague.
  7. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    You need a "shed" that has a center courtyard.
    No one will see them then.
  8. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    Be sure to NOT tell any of your neighbors. [​IMG] If anyone does find out and suggests that they have noticed an increase in flies [​IMG] I would tell them that chickens that are raised on the ground WELCOME flies because they eat them. It's chickens that are raised in cages off the ground can't get to the flies on their poo.
    You will also want to be especially sensitive to any smell they might create.
  9. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Maybe you could even make the coop look like a porch some how !?
  10. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    luckily ive never had any issues with smells..even when i had my goats, there wasnt any, last summer i made the mistake about being open about it, and would take my chickens for walks etc and my stuck up neighbor flipped out and raised holy hell.
    this year, i am not saying a word!! the funny thing is that the city still thinks i have my silkies, but they refused to do anything because i told them that i kept them indoors.i told them that they were welcome to try and get a search warrant to look for rogue chickens [​IMG].i didkeep them for a time, but then i rehomed them because i was worried about something happening to them. weve not had any problems with this guy since i filed a couple of police reports and let his ex wife know about his doings.

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