Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by tn chick, May 6, 2009.

  1. tn chick

    tn chick Songster

    Dec 19, 2008
    SW Tennessee
    the neighbor kids i could scream along with crying [​IMG] , today was nice so i let my buff orp babies out in pen to play while i was outside in the garden, the phone rang and dummy me left phone inside so went to grab phone and the few minutes it took me to walk in house was all it took the 4 kids that live behind us always play in my yard i have never said anything to them about it well today they crossed the line they let my babies out of the pen and 1 boy i caught as i walked out throwing my baby up in air omg I SCREAMING STOP GET OUTTA HERE AS IM TRYING TO CATCH EVERYONE
    i got them all corraled up and all seem to be okay other then what was a fun day scarred them poor babies.

    my husband is over talking to the one dad his daughter is well humm horrible would be a nice word for her.
    im afraid now to let them outside when that time comes do i have to put a padlock on my chicken run/coop to keep kids out geez thought i only had to worry about preditors 4 legged not the 2 legged type too.

    its going to cost a fortune to fence the whloe property in, i have barb wire up on backside of property but the kids have destroyed this. suggestion please
    i thought moving to the country i would have to cage in my whole yard guess i was so wrong but i need to keep these babies safe.
    im i just over reacting? Gosh if i had just took the phone out with me this wouldnt have happened.

    edited for spelling
    Last edited: May 7, 2009

  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    You are NOT over reacting.

    Those kids sound like undisciplined brats. They should have been taught respect for the property of others as well as the need to be kind to animals.
  3. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    maybe you could put a combination lock on the coop so they can't open it
  4. tn chick

    tn chick Songster

    Dec 19, 2008
    SW Tennessee
    this was the first time the babies all 15 came out to play they are 4 weeks old they were having so much fun.
    my hhusband came home and poor guy was greeted with I HATE KIDS hes like what happened, dont worry ill handle it, whats sad i dont hate kids i have 4 of my own.
  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Call the police for trespassing, At least it may scare the Kids or the parents enough, to make them realize you are not playing around. That is just horrible, I wish people would teach their mangey kids some manners, what happend to parents that give a rats ass. Hubby and I have both said we will never let our kids get away with the things kids today get away with.

    Maybe put one of those electrical wires all around your run, staked far enough away that the chickens can't get to it, but kids would have to cross it to get to them, I think they are sold as dog training devices.
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I know the fence is expensive, but I strongly believe in the old adage that good fences make for good neighbors.
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    I'm sorry your having to deal with this. I guess you could buy one of those huge 7ft tall privacy fences, and that should keep those kids out! Although that would be expensive....

    Me, I would go ahead and spend the money to get a good fence.

    Its just me, but I would buy locks to put on my coop door/run door. It sounds like these kids have no mannors or common sense.

    I hope that everything rolls along a little smother for you in the future.....

    And also, can you not do anything about the kids being on your property, apparently mistreating your birds? Have you warned them or their parents?

  8. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    I would definitely put up hot wire at least around the area that connects to their yard! I would be screaming are not overreacting! [​IMG] At least your DH did something about it. Mine is really unsupportive when things like that happen. Although he did take care of the dog that skinned and killed one of our geese, but nothing when the other neighbor's dog got in the barn and killed the chickens. [​IMG]

    Those kids sound awful! [​IMG] Maybe you should call the police for tresspassing?? You don't say how old they are, but they should know better.

    Sorry you had such a stressful day! [​IMG]

  9. tn chick

    tn chick Songster

    Dec 19, 2008
    SW Tennessee
    i have told the girl in past when she misbehaved shotting my 11yr dalmation in side shes horrible i tell you the other neighbor had the bb gun on porch and blondy i call her got it found bbs and shot the dog the neighbor yelled at her to put it down. the people dont watch the kids the boys is 2 and pees on people and mom and dad think its funny me and my other neighbors hate when the lil guys around.

    im so thankful no were hurt i have raised them from day olds careing for them cleaning there brooder 3 times a day they listen to music i know weirdo here but they are my kids what i look forward to everyday.

    my concern i do have electrical fence if they come on my yard and get ZAPPED it will be my fault?? geez who would i call to find this out?
    this is why i moved to the country i wanted peace and privacy

    edited to add
    the kids are 7-8 yrs old
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  10. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I actually think it was lucky you left your phone inside.. at least now you know what they are capable of and no one got lost or hurt. If this happened when you werent home... who knows.

    Let us know what the outcome of the talk is, maybe tell the parents that the kids are lucky the electric fence on the coop wasnt turned on or the kids may have been shocked..... ( one of those little white lies that may just be enough to keep them away [​IMG] )

    Good luck!

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