Irresponsible neighbor and his roaming chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by chickeneighbor, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Mary Chapman

    Mary Chapman Chirping

    May 2, 2016
    I agree with the dog idea. If they come into your yard and your dog gets it then it isn't your fault. You can also take them a few at a time to your local animal shelter and say you keep finding feral chickens in your yard. That way there is no evidence you killed them and if he calls the police and says you did, you can have the police look around if you want. As far as you're concerned a predator got them. And you are not obligated to tell anyone where you took them.
  2. ijon

    ijon Songster

    Jan 11, 2012
    Every time they trespass. Your a winner chicken dinner.
  3. wild chick

    wild chick Songster

    The problem with this is that 99% of the time, local shelters and police depts are intertwined because of legal/illegal animal issues. They exchange info all the time. My best friend worked at a shelter for 7 years and was in constant contact with police regarding reports, complaints, and like the OP's story, some of the humans were so bad she had to call for police backup.
  4. damnyankie

    damnyankie Chirping

    Jan 12, 2014
    One should not be so quick to judge another just because there isn't an answer.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
  5. trapperwv1

    trapperwv1 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    A lot of reading but a call to the County Extension office may help.
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  6. trapperwv1

    trapperwv1 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    I have one chicken that I can't catch to clip its wings and it was roaming the neighbors yard. Her daughter told me about it and I told her the problem and said if she can catch it to cook it. She laughed because she thought I was worried about it and says she can't eat it because her elderly mom enjoys picking up the eggs behind the azaleas by her front door.. Now your neighbor and a bunch of chickens is negligence at the least.
  7. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    That's still a pretty traumatic experience for the little girl. A dog kill is a messy and a noisy affair.

    I'm still at make a plan to contain them safely and establish a flock. Any that straggle onto the OP's property would probably be happy to join a flock where there's easily available feed and water.

    OR clip the wings of the "invaders" and then throw them back over the fence.
  8. Finnie

    Finnie Crowing

    Oct 27, 2014
    If this comment would have been followed up with some bona-fide interaction with the many people who have been trying to give the potential troll the benefit of a doubt that they were NOT a troll, then I would have believed they were an honest new member. But the following screen shot just shows typical troll posting methods:

    My guess? It's a juvenile funnin' with you all.
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  9. wild chick

    wild chick Songster

    Well, the way I look at it, there has been interesting conversation around this problem, I got a great link to state fence laws, and the OP is well spoken and writes well, so if a juvenile, she's a better writer than most adults I see online. I really don't care if it's a leg pulling thing or a real problem, all of our posts eventually die after no responses anyway. If it's too much trouble to respond just don't. I remember working 10 - 12 hour days and no "fun time" left for forums and facebook, I didn't and still don't have a smart phone to look at every 15 minutes to respond to comments. I'm recently semi-retired and work from home (on the computer) and I do have time to play now. But if I'd gotten troll threats on my first question because it was the next day when I had time to look, I'd consider this a not very friendly forum. If it's a trick question by some giggly teenagers, who cares? If it's a real concern from a non-chicken owner, it makes some of us chicken fanciers look like the neighbor she's trying to deal with. Be kind. :love
  10. EileenC

    EileenC Chirping

    Jul 22, 2015
    I think some of the suggestions are good but having to put up a taller fence shouldn't be your responsibility. I would think trying to get a hold of animal control (if you have one in your area) and tell them about the chicken nuisance you are having and see what they suggest for you to do since your neighbor doesn't give a crap about his chickens. I also don't think it's your responsibility of what happens to his chickens if you fertilize your lawn and they get sick and die. If all else fails, contact your lawyer (since you have a history with this neighbor) and see what they suggest. Maybe have the lawyer deal with the neighbor through his lawyer. I've had chickens that are free range but never went into the neighbor's yard. I know that if I had a neighbor like him that doesn't care where his chickens go and how much of a nuisance they are, I would definitely be saying something to him or keep his chickens and make him pay to get them back. Let us know if you get this resolved.

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