Keeping happy neighbors

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by telepiste, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. telepiste

    telepiste In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hi- I'm new to the forum and new to chickens! I'm raising 3 chicks, and I want to be sure to raise the girls in a manner that keeps the neighbors happy. Any suggestions on keeping the neighbors happy about chickens nearby? Hens only, of course.
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Lexington, KY
    Give away free eggs occasionally!! [​IMG]
  3. Warfrost

    Warfrost In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    Make sure your coop looks decent, and the area is clean. I would also make sure it is as far away from their house as it can be. Keep in mind that you may NOT be able to make your neighbors happy, in which case you'll just have to take the "tough luck" attitude. If you are in an area that allows for them, that's precisely what it is. [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Keep the flies down and the smell down.
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    You'll find lots of info and ideas on this fun friendly forum!
    Also, keep your chickens home, do not let them wander and scratch in the neighbors yards. Are you in town?
  6. telepiste

    telepiste In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    I'm in a town, but it's a friendly college town, and my yard has a 6' 'privacy' fence. What's the best way to minimize flies and odor?

    Thanks for the help!
  7. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    You can try using DE in their food and also their coop. If you feed it, the fly larvae cannot hatch in the manure. When you sprinkle it in their coop it will control the odors and insects. Great stuff! Also, you can use a product called Stall Dry from TSC in the coop too.
    [​IMG] This is an awesome site to learn from!
  8. Yes, DE is good, but the BEST way to keep down flies and odor it to keep their area clean.
  9. BTW, in case you don't know what DE is, it's short for Diatomaceous Earth. Whew, that's a mouthfull!
  10. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    yup, i'd say keep everything as pretty as possible, with a good paint job, and the run cleaned up, and if you can some flowers would also look nice

    Good luck with your neighbors, and the chickens, & welcome to BYC!!!

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