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Neighbor Chicken Hater

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chics4alex, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I LOVE chickens but I too would hate it if they pooped on my deck or patio, they don't belong wandering all over people's properties. My hens have a fenced in 1/4 acre and they stay on that and that is where they belong. I wouldn't want them in our part of the yard. That part is for us to enjoy poop free. I'd recommend a good large fenced in area with some sunshine, some shade and some greenery. Hope you can accommodate that. Then everyone will be happy, chickens included.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Interesting.....here in Kansas it is the opposite.
     
  3. Chics4alex

    Chics4alex New Egg

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    How tall will a fence need to be to prevent the chickens from flying out? What is a decent sized fenced area?
     
  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    Good fences make good neighbors. I have a 6 foot privacy fence in my backyard. My girls stay in that and are happy.
     
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    we have six foot fencing on three sides and one 3.5 foot fence in the front. the younger birds are able to get over that even with their wings clipped, so I'd recommend a 6 foot fence. I guess the size of the fenced in area depends upon how much property you have and how many birds you have, I think with chickens, since they love to roam, the bigger, the better.
     
  6. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    Quote:You could build a enclosed pen with a top using welded wire the size depends on how much room you have. that way they are protected from predators and won't go into your neighbors yard. When I get our farm I am going to keep mine in an enclosed pen just due to all the problems with predators.
     
  7. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    mattb#00 :

    Build a fence and be a responsible owner of animals.

    X3

    Your neighbor has the right to not to have your animals on his property,.. what if he wanted soem big chicken eating dogs,. how would you feel about that? Fence in your chickens for their safety and for your neighbors.​
     
  8. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apologize for any previous messes, and offer to have that deck power cleaned for the unhappy neighbor.
     
  9. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Offer her some free eggs..kind of a peace offering..and fence them in off her property..I know it is hard to believe that not everyone loves having chickens in their yard..[​IMG] .but better to take care of it now..before you find some of your flock "missing"
     
  10. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Quote:That seems rather unfair, why should someone else have to spend the money to keep another person's livestock or pets off their property?

    And I agree with the others here, it is the owners responsibility to contain their animals. I've seen many on here who let their chickens out of their enclosures when they are there to keep an eye on them, so they don't get into other's yard or end up getting harmed, seems a prudent course to follow.
     

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