Shhh...illegal aliens in my backyard.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Hatrick, May 4, 2009.

  1. Hatrick

    Hatrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2009
    So, after calling the humane society and city hall several times, no one bothered to return my calls about zoning and chickens. So I guess since they don't care enough to call me back I'm good to go. [​IMG]
    Anyhoo, we're right in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario and I know from my uncle who works in the by-law department that chickens are indeed NOT allowed, however my girls are arriving tomorrow. And yes, I was a rebellious child who brought home ferrets, snakes and parrots.
    He said that although they're not allowed that unless someone complained the city would do nothing about it, and even then there is no fine, they would just tell us to get rid of them. To which we would claim them to be house pets. [​IMG]
    Does anyone have any tips on keeping the neighbours quiet?
    I'm thinking bribing with eggs (although we have a high rise in full view of our yard and not enough hens for that I'm sure).
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    You could always use those eggs in cookies, cakes and brownies. [​IMG]
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Being generally friendly good neighbors works for us. Super fresh clean eggs are always recommended as bribes... er... gifts!

  4. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Yup fresh eggs always good for neighbors. Plus really chickens are very quiet compaired to other animals. My neighbors send over empty egg cartons, so I always just fill them and send them back [​IMG]
  5. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Carroll County, Va
    I'm going to be doing this very thing myself and, as part of the plan, I'm not going to have a rooster. Hopefully that will keep complaints to a minimum. There is a house on the main drag in this very small town in which I live, that has a chicken tractor with 3 or 4 hens in it that is frequently right out in the front yard. That leads me to believe we have some lattitude! Good luck!
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Get silkies. City people will not even realize that they are chickens.
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    good fences make great neighbors ...

    make sure they cant see your new exotic ground dwelling (AKA chickens) parrots and you should be fine...

    I have a friend in town here in guelph she has 2 chickens and every few months she will "board" her chickens here when by-law gets to close and then take her girls home...thank goodness i have a large boeeder in my basement to allow chicken sleepovers...
  8. H04

    H04 Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2009
    I am always doing things against what most do however HOW is that you all secretly have them and nobody hears them? I was almost an all go for getting two hens but THEN started watching some youtubes with hens laying and they seem so loud . Our neighborhood is oddly quiet!
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:You should fix that.
  10. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    Quote:I really like the Idear-Ground Dwelling Parrots!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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