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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Buckbeak01, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Buckbeak01

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    So I'm being proactive and informing my neighbors (in our urban area) of my plans for my upcoming back yard flock.... I know my neighbors on either side of me well, and they are both supportive and excited. The neighbor behind me, (where our fence meets) I don't know very well. So I hear her and her kids playing in their back yard, so I poke my head over the fence. Conversations goes like this....
    Me: "Hey neighbor! I just wanted to let you know I'm starting a coop in my back yard so we can keep some hens for eggs. But don't worry, I can't have a rooster, so they shouldn't bother you guys."
    Neighbor: ??? (Blank stare)
    Me: "chickens...."
    Neighbor: "Ohhhhhh...... Chickens.......(slaps forehead) That sounds fun!"

    Lol! Mission accomplished!:)
     
  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing 7 Years

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    That could have been me ... I have been known to become lost in my own thoughts and not make the jump to a new conversation very quickly. In fact, it happened this weekend with DH. I was making garden plans in my head and he came in talking about fixing the ceiling in the stairway. That was an interesting conversation for a bit, lol.

    I'm glad that your neighbors all seem OK with your chicken plans. Good luck!
     
  3. Buckbeak01

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    Thank you! They are all very excited and supportive.:)
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing 7 Years

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    of course they are excited, they probably have visions of fresh eggs dancing in their heads ... [​IMG]
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    LOL....a few eggs here and there *do* go a long way in building neighborly relations.
     

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