New neighbors - Hopefully I can keep my birds

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Moochie, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They moved in yesterday.. I hope they don't mind that their neighbor to their right has chickens, ducks, and a pair of turkeys. The neighbor to their left has chickens too but not as many as I do. I figure you have to check out a house before you consider buying it right? I mean that's what we did... They should have already known that there's chickens in the neighborhood, right? The birds, my mother, dad [he passed away recently though] and I have been here for 4 years and no one has ever had a problem. Now that there's a new neighbor I'm a bit nervous though. I'll be as kind as possible although I have not seen them yet. Yesterday only the U-Haul truck and today only their cars. No people yet..
    Anyone ever get new neighbors and felt nervous too? But they checked their house before they bought it so they already knew there were people around with animals? I just need some closure because my mom and I are REALLY nervous. We are allowed to keep chickens but if someone complains we have to get rid of a lot of our birds.
    If number of birds has to do with anything, I have around 50 chickens, 8 ducks, 2 turkeys, and 4 dogs.
     
  2. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be nervous too. If the restrictions only allow for so many chickens and they complain....you will end up having to get rid of some of them down to the allowed amount. I would hope the neighbors moving in have looked at the house several times and are OK with the neighbors having animals. Maybe they want animals too! Only time will tell what will happen. Good Luck!
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had animal control come over once about the ducks, someone said the water was dirty lol. I wish I knew a way to keep the water clean and clear. Anyways they had no problem with the number of birds I had and I used to have even more when that happened. I've been getting rid of birds to make room for whatever comes out of my incubator this year [​IMG]
    I don't live near a city. Really where I live it's houses, desert, one store, desert, houses... Nice to walk my dogs because there's plenty of land here. I live next to a highway too, if you take that the nearest major city would be Bakersfield or maybe Lancaster... I just know I'm not allowed to have any hooved animals.
     
  4. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are not lawfully restricted on how many you can have, and they complain. I would tell them to go.......fly a kite! Although having a feud with neighbors is NEVER fun...I would not get rid of any of my animals just to make someone else happy. Unless of course the animal was causing problems such as not staying on my property, killing someones livestock, etc.
     
  5. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you keep duck water clean????? I know there must be a point when the water NEEDS to be changed but good heavens they are messy ducks...it is not like they take a shower before entering the pool!
     
  6. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring them a few dozen eggs when they move in and I bet they'll be fine with chickens!!!
     
  7. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I change their little pools everyday. I wish I had a fancy filter and all that, but that is expensive.. I'm going to have to move the ducks though and change up their pen, a smell is starting to come from the mud because the weather is getting warmer. I just love digging lol
     

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