my chickens against ordinance. any response appreciated.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by tiki244, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have kept my chickens after the Animal Control told me to get rid of them about 3-4 months ago. I got rid of the noisy ones and I cleaned the yard up so that it looks pretty emaculate now. I haven't let them free range hardly at all any more but they do have a good pen. I have been letting them free range this past week a bit more and they have all been very well behaved, staying where I allow them to be. They have invisible boundaries that they respect.

    I live right ON the county line. Across the street chickens are allowed. On the other side of town, because its a different township chickens are allowed.

    My chickens have caused no trouble No smell. I have fly traps and sprayed. Clean the run once a week and compost deeply and cover with a tarp.Then put pine shavings and pine needles outside and inside the coop and run.

    . But my next door neighbor is just a gossippy guy and shooting off his mouth every chance he can get. I was outside tonight and he was talking to some people who live down the block, and I heard

    'Turn her in! Shes NOT supposed to have them!!!!'

    I just can't understand why this guy must stir the hornets nest all the time. And why is it such a problem with these other people also. There are a good number of chicken owners in this city.

    Funny: The neighbor behind me, a sherrif deputy sees no reason for me to get rid of my chickens, He likes them.
     
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  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    It seems like every neighborhood has one of these types. I sure hope you don't have a homeowners' association.

    Watch him closely. When he parks his car the wrong way on the street, report him. In some cities he can be cited for parking the car a few inches on the sidewalk.

    Report him if his garbage can is not taken in promptly after the pickup.

    He probably doesn't have kids, but if he does, keep and eye on them and report him to CPS if they have bruises or appear dirty or unkept.

    If he has a dog, report him if barks or runs free.

    If he has a barbeque, report the smoke to the fire department.

    Make it a point to go out and write down the license plate numbers of any cars stopping at his house. Be obvious when doing this.

    Pretty soon, he may catch on that he started something.

    Rufus
     
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  3. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would befriend this man... if he has children, invite them over to make cookies with you that they can take home to share. Take him over some cinnamon rolls. Compliment him on flowers in his yard, or whatever. Take care that you smile and say hello to him and others in the neighborhood. Because he knows you have chickens, share eggs with him and other neighbors.
    Be a GOOD neighbor.... he'll be more apt to do the same.

    Don't escalate anything as it will just make things worse.

    Carla
     
  4. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd have to second Carla's vote. I always think you can catch more flies with honey... Be a GOOD neighbor and he'll have no reason to speak badly about you. Plus - it's just a nice way to live and you'll all be happier for it [​IMG]
     
  5. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    People simply suck.
    I was talking with one of my neighbors last evening as we were putting out the trash. She asked when the chickens were going to be out in the coop and was genuinely surprised when I told her they had been out since last Sunday. "They are SO quiet"

    Well yeah. When you live in a neighborhood with dogs barking all day long, construction up the hill at the college, down the hill at the park, a trashy family that takes over the corner park daily as their own personal playground(city replaced the picnic table they destroyed earlier this summer. Tax payer money!!) from 10am til well past 11pm most days. A small flock of chickens that are fed and cleaned up after. Are NOTHING.

    That said. I am still concerned with my other neighbors being PIMA about them. I will offer eggs and I dont complain about crap they pull. But I will fight to keep my pets.
     
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    So sorry Kris, some people are just like that. How odd that your zoning is divided the way it is. Maybe read some of the things Seachick has posted about getting ordinances changed and see if you can make that happen.

    I am within ordinance for my chickens but I worry now that people may complain because my neighbor on the next street has young chickens and one is a rooster....a young crowing rooster!! I re-homed my rooster because people complained but this guy is proud of his so I hope if folks get upset with his it does not mean eventual trouble for me....know that sounds selfish but as in your situation, you see how crazy people can be. I hope it works out for you Kris. [​IMG]
     
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Rhett&SarahsMom :

    People simply suck.
    I was talking with one of my neighbors last evening as we were putting out the trash. She asked when the chickens were going to be out in the coop and was genuinely surprised when I told her they had been out since last Sunday. "They are SO quiet"

    Well yeah. When you live in a neighborhood with dogs barking all day long, construction up the hill at the college, down the hill at the park, a trashy family that takes over the corner park daily as their own personal playground(city replaced the picnic table they destroyed earlier this summer. Tax payer money!!) from 10am til well past 11pm most days. A small flock of chickens that are fed and cleaned up after. Are NOTHING.

    That said. I am still concerned with my other neighbors being PIMA about them. I will offer eggs and I dont complain about crap they pull. But I will fight to keep my pets.

    I agree!!!! The stupid, aggravating yappy dogs are a thousand times worse...AND that is what you should go to the pound and get!! I have said all along that's what I would do if people complained about my chicken noises..I would go to the pound and get the loudest mouthed dog I could find and put it in my back yard and hope it barked non-stop...then people would WISH for a silly hen cackle!!​
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Slice his tires and poor clorox on his lawn. Then tell him how you saw some kids walking
    through the neighborhood before it happened but you didn't see them do anything.
    Tell him how sorry you are that happened and how all the neighbors need to stick
    together and watch out for each other. Make it a good act. Once he thinks he needs
    you he'll change his tone. Loser.
     
  9. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say kill em with kindness [​IMG] that way when he runs his mouth again he will feel guilty doing so. I have been VERY fortunate, i also live in a neighborhood that doesn't allow chickens unless you are on 3 acres or more. We only have 1 acre and now 24 chickens 7 being roosters. They free range during the day and occasionally venture off to the neighbors yard but are promptly chased out by me. I had a one on one with each of the neighbors asking them to please come talk to me if they EVER have issues with them so we can fix the problem before it gets bigger. I give them fresh eggs and they give me veggies for the chickens to eat. Works out really well for me i hope your neighbor can dislodge whatever is jammed in his keister and realize chickens aren't so bad after all. ALOT of people around here have chickens as well which is why i thought it would be ok to get some too. If animal control ever told me i'd have to get rid of them i would ask them if they could get rid of their kids if they have any. I don't have children and can't have any so therefor my chickens are my babies [​IMG] i couldn't imagine having to live without them.
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] That is funny PC!!!

    At least I have made peace with my other immediate neighbors.

    This guy is like a kid tattle telling everybody who will listen. ell thanks guys, I have been real nice to him and smiley! Oh yeah he has a yappy dog that barks at me. One summer his dog attacked my dog and for the whole summer everytime my dog went outside when his dog was out, she would hide behind our big tree. She was totally mortified. It was kinda funny, but not really. She would shake and drool. Poor thing. This guy for some reason just likes to gossip. They have a back deck they sit on and stare at me every time I go outside for whatever reason.

    Well, anyhoo, on Saturday I am weeding out my flock and taking some to the swap. Too bad the choice seems so hard as to which ones go this time. Then I guess I will just have to be real real stealth. Too bad they can't free range,,,,that really sucks!!!! They are so happy and well behaved to free range.
     

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