Nieghbors!!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by MTlion86, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. MTlion86

    MTlion86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here in Henderson I need written consent from every neighbor whose fence touches mine. I'm a really out there and completly crazy, because I went and nicely asked them, I even had a brochure.
    Now not only did they say no but or just threw the paper away, I am now dubbed as the crazy lady. Isn't the first time I've gotten in trouble and riddiculed by being honest and considerate. Stupid people! they think only dogs and cats should be allowed. hhmph..

    Any other simmilar experiences out there?
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry about those neighbors of yours. You were just trying to follow the law.

    I hope something works out where you can have some chickens of your own soon.

    Chickens = Birds. There are no laws against parakeets, Macaws, etc. It is hard to understand really. [​IMG]
     
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I had our newly widowed neighbor stop me Tuesday morning and ask how my daughter was. (Kid has been sick nearly weekly since the start of school)

    I thanked her for asking and told her that "right now" kiddo is ok. Just getting over a cough.
    Nieghbor- "Do you think it could be because of the chickens? They have all that bacteria and such. I just read something somewhere about it"

    I kinda laughed and said that from what I have been told the first year in shcool is always the SICK year where they get everything. And that if it was from the chickens I would be sick all the time as well. Especially since I spend more time out there holding the chickens. And I do all the cleaning. Not the kid. **shakes head**

    I know someone put a bug in her ear about them. But they are going NO WHERE.
     
  4. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First,[​IMG]

    Next, I just want to tell you that I'm sorry your neighbors are so narrow-minded. I hope something changes.

    I'm not too far away, just about 100 miles south in Kingman. Luckily, I don't even have to ask. We're zoned for livestock in the area of acre lots I live in, and there's lots of it around.

    Are you in the area of Henderson that has been growing so fast, with all the new construction?
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would find the biggest, loudest animal legally allowed and tie it to the fence by the crappy neighbor...but I'm a jerk like that [​IMG]
     
  6. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am allowed to have chickens according to our laws. My neighbor gave me greif over a few hens. Now I have a rooster as well. I got the "they carry diseases" nonsense too. I pointed out that the biggest threat of avian flu was interaction with wild birds and told her considering the amount of worry about disease we should pass an ordinance banning wild bird feeders in yards [​IMG] . (she has a large number and considers herself a bird lover.)
     
  7. MTlion86

    MTlion86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually live in the oldest part of Henderson next to Timet on Water street, where Henderson started. The standard issue yard is about 6000sqft. so space really isn't a problem. I figured since the people were open minded enough to hang their clothes out to dry(some people think that is incredibly weird) and join unions, that they would allow a hard working chicken into the nieghborhood. Guess not. I'm thinking mybe so sort of covert chicken coop hidden by shrubs and prickly pears. and mybe a big dog to keep the meter man at bay. :p
    I am deffinatly getting angora rabbits for wool.
    Thanks for all the responses I was feeling really low after all the riddicule from the neighbors. Now I don't feel completly insane...[​IMG]
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    A lady across the street from me had chickens for years and I never even knew it, but it only takes seconds to find every single neighbor of mine that has a dog
     
  9. tamlynn

    tamlynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh. Sorry your neighbors are lame. I am applying for a permit to keep my bantam hen. The animal control officer in charge of my case has to get signatures from 30 people in my neighborhood! I can't know who she asks, and she doesn't tell them which neighbor is applying for the permit. She suggested I start baking cookies and taking them door to door. [​IMG]
     
  10. MTlion86

    MTlion86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I have found away around the nosey nieghbors. I was thinking about making an inconspicous coop in a tool shed with an attached run, and much screening foilage. But even with that there is still the clucking. No matter how quiet it is I think I will still get found out. So I am thinking about quail. I don't know much about them, but there are like 20 wild quail running around per street, so I don't think anybody will mind. (Not that I'll ask this time)
    I'm was really hoping for chickens though, even thought about bantams in bird cages, who would know, but thats no life for a chicken.
    Good news one nice nieghbor likes the idea.

    This whole deal really burns my bisquits though.
     

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