Neighboors new flock ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LIBERTYNY, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. LIBERTYNY

    LIBERTYNY Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor loves my chickens so much she got her own. I freerange mine she plans on doing the same. My chickens range covers her yard. She has a 4 foot fence but my chickens can fly over that. Should I have any concerns ? All of her chickens look healthy.
    THANK YOU.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    You may not want to let them do that because of biosecurity reasons. If her flock contracts an illness, your flock has a good chance of getting it also if they free range in her yard.
     
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  3. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your chickens may start nesting in her coop and hers in yours. Not the best situation for bio security or being neighborly.
     
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  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    It could be a problem, like the others have said, with illnesses, but it can get annoying after a while - my neighbours got two new chickens who obviously didn't know the rules of the trade yet, and they would frequently fly over to our garden, get pecked on by our older girls, roost in our coop, lay in our coop, and eat our chickens' feed. It was cute at first when they were chicks, but increasingly they would stay over at our place (we have a bigger garden) and our neighbours would have to climb over the fence every night to fetch them home.
     
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  5. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she might like to have her yard back for her own chickens...
     
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  6. LIBERTYNY

    LIBERTYNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Well the bio-security bothers me. I quess the best and only thing I can do is keep my and her flock as heathly posible . Teach her all I know about chickens to keep ours well ? ? ?

    What would be my first action if something does happen ? - I do not have acess to a vet.?
    Antibiotics ? which ones ?
     

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