The letters are out...

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by beakkeeper, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    I've sent out the letters asking my neighbors for permission--send those happy chicken vibes to st. paul, MN!!! [​IMG] I think I can get permission from most... [​IMG]
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Good luck.
  4. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    Good luck!! [​IMG]
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Best of luck let us know how it goes
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good luck, but did any ask you if they could get a dog? Nope. I take it that there are regs against it there on your place?
  7. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Carthage, NC
    I believe everyone should have the option to have chickens. No different than having the option of having cats or dogs. [​IMG] Good chicken vibes your way and good luck! [​IMG]
  8. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Sorry guys, your awesomeness didn't wear off on them. [​IMG] About 24 hours after I sent the letter, I got a rather condescending response. The next door neighbors said very succinctly that chickens were NOT welcome at all. I really didn't care what they said; it's just that now, even if I did get permission from the others, I would feel very guilty getting chickens. Haven't heard back from the others, but pretty much that door is closed, locked, and the key is thrown away. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They told me that maybe I should try to "go in on it with someone else" and see "see what this involves". I don't think they really understand--these were to be MY chickens. I'm pretty much defeated now...this is not something I can just let go of. You guys have got me HOOKED!!! and it's really hard to break an addiction like this. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the support, but I'm afraid this is very near the end... [​IMG]

    speckledhen, I need permission from 75% of neighbors within a 150' radius. So, there are about 11 people I need to ask ( I'm on a corner and so I don't have to ask across the street)

    These people are afraid of what they don't know about--they think I'm irresponsible, that I'm still a child. I am extremely hurt by this... [​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's insane. I think it should apply to dogs and cats, too, then.
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm sorry to hear that. I know how you feel. The last house we lived in, someone called animal control on us, and had to give up our babies. Luckily here, so far, so good. I, like you, live on a corner, and our next door neighbors do know of our little flock, because my 10 year old daugther likes to blab. [​IMG] I pray every day that no one turns me in. Let me tell you, I will go to city hall, and see if they'd let me purchase a permit or something, I don't want to give up my babies. I saw that in USA Today, about a year ago. Maybe that will work?

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