Neighbor hates my chickens- will she do them harm?

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  1. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( Well, that's that. I just got a registered letter from the town telling me I have to get rid of Spock within 10 days. DH will go down there and meet with them...but I am sure that Crazy Lady has been down there every single day. I thought that if this happened I would be OK. I do have a good home for him. But I'm not OK. I don't want to let Spock go! I have asked DH to ask the town for more time and I have ordered 2 anti crow collars from MyPetChickens (1 small and 1 medium) for Spock. I had no idea such a thing existed. I'm going to try it...I know that he should be allowed to crow freely as he would like...but if it's the choice between him staying or going I have to try. Hopefully it will quiet him down enough.

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  2. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starfire669 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't you say you had 20+ acres and were zoned for Spock? If so, maybe move him further away from the crazy neighbor. Also, maybe I missed this, but if you are zoned for Spock, how can the town force you to get rid of him? Agricultural zones mean animals. Heck, go get some pigs and see how that crazy lady likes them. After all, your zoned to have farm animals.
     
  4. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot, get pigs, goats, emus, peafowl... all kinds of stuff. Fight crazy with crazy :p
     
  5. blondi61189

    blondi61189 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea I would definitely move him to a part of your property that's zoned ag (I think I remember you saying that some is ag and some is zoned as something else) seems like a better choice then seeing him go. Also my friend has one of these collars and it does work.. Perhaps the collar will be enough to satisfy the town ;)
    edited to add that he can still crow" it'll just be very muted lol
     
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  6. Starfire669

    Starfire669 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Emus are mean suckers. I would say geese instead of emus, they are just as territorial but are smaller and so less chance of them doing major damage to snooping crazy ladies who might come onto your property. Extra bonus is geese are loud! Great watch dogs, you will know as soon as someone sets foot in your yard with some of them on patrol.
     
  7. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. blondi61189

    blondi61189 Out Of The Brooder

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    You probably weren't trespassing into its territory though :) I imagine if one decided to attack it may end badly for crazy lady lol
     
  9. Starfire669

    Starfire669 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know people with emus, they say that emus are territorial. Emus have wicked claws on their feet and kick, like ostriches. My concern would be that crazy lady comes into yard, emu kicks her and sends her to hospital, lady then tries to sue you for damages.

    Geese, while just as territorial, mainly leave bruises, not cuts and broken bones. I have 8 geese, 4 white Chinese and 4 Africans. They are sweet with me, 1 even climbs in my lap for snuggles. :) but a stranger coming in the yard gets attacked. They can also raise the dead with their alarm calls. I raised with mine with chickens. Put geese close to or in with chickens they were raised with and anything gets in, the geese will honk defend their territory. It's a nice bonus that the chickens benefit from their protection.
     
  10. JekkaLynn

    JekkaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if you build a small coop on the agriculture zoned land for him and his 5-6 favorite girls...
     
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