Someone's threatning to kill my chickens!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by rebecca10782, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Today we got a visit from the police. We have been keeping Lucifer in the bathroom until late morning, but some creep called the cops and told them he was going to kill him if they did not do something about it. We have found a home for our poor boy, but I am afraid once the girls start laying and let out noises that they might try to kill them. I have to find out who it is. If they get killed and I don't find the person, I will never be able to let it go. Hopefully this person is just talk but you never know, people are crazy. Meanwhile this morning some landscapers were running the weedwacker from EIGHT until TWO in the afternoon. Can anyone honestly tell me a rooster is more upsetting to listen to?!
  2. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    be glad the jerk called the police if something does happen it is on record, actually see if you can go to city hall and get a copy of a report they are supposed to file one if they came out.
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Really? I'll try that as soon as I can. I'm just confused why they would make something like that public. Wouldn't a lot of people get hurt if people found out who has been calling the cops on them? I know if I find the creep, he is going to have hell to pay if anything ever happens to one of my animals. The cops said it was someone behind us, so if I can't find out through city hall, I am going to go to every house behind us and act like I am really upset about the rooster noise and see if anyone admits to anything. That may sound a little crazy, but when it comes to someone threatning people I love or any inocent creature, I lose it. And here I am putting it all down in writing, so if I do end up hurting this person, they will have proof [​IMG] [​IMG] I'll have to do it quitely [​IMG] (Don't worry I am kidding, I am not a violent person, I just protect what I love if it comes down to it.)
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    [​IMG] and think! How did the police know where the rooster resided? If you go door to door acting upset over the rooster noise the neighbors will all think you are nuts. I'm sure they have figured out where that rooster resides.

    You are right about the weed wacker. I'd rather hear the rooster any day!
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Are chickens allowed in your city/county? If they are, it sounds like this person is threatening an act that is outside the law ~ and is indiscreet enough to actually blab that to the police.

    If chickens are not allowed in your area, well . . . we are living in strange, exciting, changing times, and the zoning laws have not always caught up with we "suburban homesteaders." It's time-consuming, but it greatly behooves us to educate others on the self-sufficient joys of chickening, and to do all we can to modify our local laws to accommodate reasonable urban or suburban poultry setups. A roo is generally not a good idea with close neighbors, but if you get in touch with your neighbors with good intent ~ maybe let them visit your chickens, or send over some nice fresh eggs ~ this might generate conversations that mend fences, and perhaps they will be more willing to tolerate hens who announce their eggs. From my own experience it has always been easier to tolerate neighbor noise when the neighbors aren't strangers.

    You love your chickens, but it helps to remember that millions of other folks just have never experienced a chicken "up close," and they just might not understand what fun they are missing! If they seem open to it, why not show them?

    Good luck with your chickens! Sending good wishes your way for a peaceful resolution ~
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:Well the chickens belong to my parents, I don't live there. I just go over a few times a week in the evenings to help take care of them. So I am pretty sure the neighbors behind us don't know who I am. I guess I should have included that in the first story. Sorry [​IMG]
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:Hens are legal but roosters are not, that is why he is going to a new home. But even though we are legally allowed to have the girls, it doesn't mean that a crazy person could not easilly kill them. I just don't want to take a chance on not taking a threat seriously, and find our chickens dead. I choose what I say very carefully, so I guess that why I take threats very seriously. I don't threaten to kill, even jokingly. Many people say stuff like that when they are mad and don't mean a word of it. So, hopefully that is the case.

    We did not mean to end up with a rooster, and we even tried to find a home for him when we first figured it out but we could not find a good one. We are lucky, we found a friend of the family who is happy to take him because she is getting some chicks next spring.
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Definitely follow up with police, document everything. Years ago, one of our neighbors had a drunk night and called us up cussing us out because of our (elderly, and very mild-mannered) stallion. The problem was that HIS stupid horses were pushing the fence over toward our stallion's paddock, then stepping in it (barbed wire). I would not fence my horses in barbed wire, so when I bought the place, before I ever moved horses in, I spent time and money building my OWN fence, good solid horse-fence with hot-wire on top, five feet onto my own property so that there could be no touching of noses over the fenceline, even.

    Anyway, during the course of his rant, the guy made a threat about compromising the fences between our properties, in hopes that my stallion would come onto their place, and that THEN he'd "take care of him for good."

    Well, I wasn't really afraid of the guy, but at the same time, if he was drunk enough to say stupid things like that, then who knows--he could get drunk enough to do it sometime, maybe. I called the sheriff's office and just made a report. Told them I didn't want any action taken but to have the threat ON RECORD, in case I ever came home and found that my fence HAD "mysteriously" been breached. Turns out the deputy made a call to their house...the guys were seriously furious that I'd called the sheriff, but I never had another moment's trouble with them.
  9. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Sorry I forgot to tell you that the cop is the one that informed us that SOMEONE that lives behind us threatened to kill our rooster. Though now that I think about it, why on earth won't they tell us who it is, if they are not going to do anything about his threats?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2008
  10. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    It was probably the neighbor that has the yappy dog barking all night that complained.


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