Im In Trouble

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinsRus, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    My 4 Pekins Went Into My Neighbors Yard & He Called The Property Owners Assoc. & We Received A Letter That They Must Go. The Neighbor Has Always Hated Us!!! I'm Trying To Find & Print All Articles On Pekins Being Domestic & Pets. Not Live Stock. Please Email Me & Send Any Info. So I Can Have It Ready To Prove That My Ducks Are Pets And Not Livestock!!!

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    Oh no! If he hates you why is taking it out on the ducks!? it seem silly!? ill look everywhere I can!
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Where are you located? And they are considered waterfowl so the rules might be different. Like in my area. You can have 3 chickens and only 3 because they are livestock and in a city area but waterfowl there is no limit on.
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    If your ducks were in the neighbours yard then he has the right to complain [​IMG] People who are keeping poultry illegaly usually try to keep them hidden so people don't report them.
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
  6. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    Thanks!! We live in a "gated" community in PA. Neighbor does not like the ducks & doesn't want them to do in his yard. They have not intruded since last Fall before we got the girls. In PA we've had nothing but duck weather for weeks. I only let they "free" whenever we are home & out with them, or when we are home & my lab is tied out. So they are in their chain link dog home with roof & with 2 houses, water, food, toys. School started here Aug.27,2011. On the days I work (MWF) par-time school nurse. Well on MWF this wk & last it was pouring & my husband works out of his home office, so I let them free & they wandered next door. Well neigh asked if he could put up a garden type fence & I said sure. Once he did this on Sat.9-22-11. It seemed to attract them to go up & around it. I'm hoping to appeal to Mr. Shannon the propety guy .
    Char, mom to 1 12y/o boy, 1 lab, & 4 pekins
  7. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Might want to fence them in better and keep them away from that garden.
  8. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    I understand why the HOA would see them as livestock because they are farm animals So i'd say keep them fenced in better so they don't wander is your best bet. Where i live there is no limit on livestock ( except you have to house them 5 feet from the property line) and because where i live ducks are livestock so rules are different for me.They may say Pekins are actually livestock because their dual purpose is for the use of meat. They might not understand your not raising and breeding for profit. I don't really know what else to tell you but good luck.
  9. featheredfashions

    featheredfashions Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2011
    Kinda surprised to see so many people saying "serves you right". [​IMG] I disagree. No matter how great you fence or keep an eye on pets....sometimes...accidents just happen. If the neighbor was friendly, they certainly could have handled it differently. Such as come over and talk to you and calmly explain that they were upset that they accidentally wandered into their yard. I mean seriously how much damage did they REALLY do? Were they egging the neighborhood again. [​IMG] I'm sorry you're experiencing this. I hope you find the information needed to help prove your case. I'm rooting for you guys!! [​IMG]
  10. duckielub

    duckielub Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 20, 2011
    I would definitely go talk to the neighbor, and try to appeal to his sense of humanity (if he has any). Just tell him how much you love your ducks (try to get your eyes all watery), and how very sorry you are, and you won't let it happen again. I know a lot of people won't agree, but HUMBLE is the best way to approach this. That "kill them with kindness" saying has a lot of truth to it.

    I absolutely wish you luck. I think I would die if someone tried to take my ducks away from me!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by