I hate my neighborhood now !!!!!!!!!! RANT

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickenzoo, May 16, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    This past few months have not been the best to start with, but the other day was the real killer. I get a no return address envelope addressed to me and hubby. Open it up and a typed, unsigned letter begins to accuse me of stinking up the clean air around here from all the piles of chicken poo. What cowards! They also accused me of having my animals in dirty conditions and bringing more flies into the neighborhood and threatening my health and theirs. They said they could not sit on their porch and breath in the clean air because of the noise my animals make and the poo smell! They said to get rid of some of my animals or move were I have no neighbors! That some of them had been discussing calling the county. AGHHHHHHHHHHH @#$&%*!!!

    For one, anyone who knows me, knows I take great care of my animals. My Vet even says he wants to come back as one of my critters when he dies. There is not a pile of poo to be seen and although animals come with a certain smell and mess, everyone that comes over always complements me on how nice everything is and how there are little flies or smell. I always do my best to keep up with my critters and I use lime, DE, fly stations etc. etc. to make sure it stays in check. This just burns me. I have a privacy fence around my whole back yard, so how could someone tell what's going on anyway? My neighbor behind me and beside me( I'm on a corner lot) love my animals and are always coming over to the ZOO. Anyone who could smell some of my chickens poo from 350 plus feet away must have super smelling powers. They are just being mean. I have lived here for 14 years in this AR zoned area with no problems. New people move out here and now they think it's a country club or something. I have about 2 acres, and yes I do have a lot of critters.But most I have had for a long time. We had planned on moving and getting 10 acres somewhere until the Navy let my husband go after 17.5 years when they messed up his lungs and hardly gave us crap. So we are still here with our little farm, keeping to ourselves, staying out of others business, never complaining about others. I put up with the kids starting a band, late night parties, 4 wheelers and dirt bikes screaming up and down the road, dogs barking, kids screaming , animals trespassing and they have the nerve to threaten me! My neighbor on the other side is a police officer, and he use to work animal complaint cases. He said to ignore it and I am fine. So did another officer, but I still worry. My other neighbor said I could fence off some of there property if I need to, but this all just really urks me.. I use to like this place. It use to be full of nice people. Now I can't wait to get out. [​IMG]
     
  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would infuriate me too!!! [​IMG]
    But... with the exception of the cowardly idiot, it sounds like you have some great neighbors. If someone sends an unsigned letter he/she/it probably doesn't have the guts to follow through on anything where there could be an actual face-to-face confrontation.
    Take the advice of your police officer neighbor and enjoy your critters! It sounds as if you are an EXCELLENT animal owner!
     
  3. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a letter from your vet as a character witness just in case they pose some problems. It might go a long way in case they do call the county. Find out what your rights are with chickens in your county jurisdiction. I'm sure it is just one person that did this or they would have gotten a petition signed by the neighborhood.
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I really feel for you. Have you thought that maybe this neighbor might be looking over your fence? Thats what I think mine is doing, how else would they know whats going on, right? I can imagine the furor you are feeling right now [​IMG] [​IMG]. You say you have been living there for 14 years?
    You also said that the neighbor who is a police officer told you to not worry about it. I'm sure nothing will come of it, especially if he told you so. But, its just the idea that some &%@%#[email protected] had the nerve to mail you some stupid letter! Like you say, coward!! Its true too, animals come with a certain smell, but how can they smell ANYTHING from so far away? Look into them looking over your fence. I'd bet thats what they are doing. As far as I'd be concerned, thats trespassing on your property. Keep us posted. This is for you [​IMG].
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    So sorry you are going thru that. I've seen pictures of your animals in their home and I know they have a great place. [​IMG]
     
  6. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    b.hromada :

    I really feel for you. Have you thought that maybe this neighbor might be looking over your fence? Thats what I think mine is doing, how else would they know whats going on, right? I can imagine the furor you are feeling right now [​IMG] [​IMG]. You say you have been living there for 14 years?
    You also said that the neighbor who is a police officer told you to not worry about it. I'm sure nothing will come of it, especially if he told you so. But, its just the idea that some &%@%#[email protected] had the nerve to mail you some stupid letter! Like you say, coward!! Its true too, animals come with a certain smell, but how can they smell ANYTHING from so far away? Look into them looking over your fence. I'd bet thats what they are doing. As far as I'd be concerned, thats trespassing on your property. Keep us posted. This is for you [​IMG].

    Another [​IMG] for you ....dont let these cowardly people ruin your corner of the world...just consider the source of their cowardly ways....know you are the better person and try to forget about [​IMG] them....[​IMG]
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt anything will come of this - just a coward blowing off steam... Nothing at all to bother you.

    Take care. Chill.
     
  8. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    at any rate...put that letter in a file and hold onto it, just in case. and document any other weird happenings and keep in the file.

    some people....
     
  9. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I WOULD BE SO URKED! People are just rude they don't like anyone else being happy and always have to ruin stuff. Ignore them.
     
  10. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just HATE people like that!!! They have nothing better to do than hurt other peoples feelings and ruining their lives! Just ignore them and those letters... To bad you cant move to my neighborhood in NM. All my neighbors LOVE my chickens. I give one eggs and all the others love to hear my roosters crow [​IMG]. I have a former congress women living 2 or 3 fences down for crying out loud! Even my high uppity neighbor likes them! If you ever want to move to NM look me up [​IMG]. Last time I checked we dont have petlimits and no one complains [​IMG]
     

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