What do your neighbors think about your chickens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nicole01, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    My neighbor on the left I talk to can't stand chickens. In fact she has threatened another neighbor and I she will send her dog over to eat our chickens and will call the police on us if she hears a rooster coming from either of our house. I was just in the coop a few minutes ago cleaning and I heard my neighbor on the right(never talked to them these past 9 years) calls me creepy because I sit in the chicken coop petting and holding my chickens. They are on their deck having a birthday party for their grandchild. I honestly don't see anything wrong with sitting in a chicken coop. I'm physically disabled from a neck injury and there's not much I can do in life. Why not make the best with what I have?

    The neighbor across the street has gotten herself chickens right after I got mine. She has a rooster she plans on keeping. Since my coop is visible, I suppose everyone will think the crowing will come from my coop. My neighbors coop is hidden behind trees.lol

    Anyone else have neighbors that do not like chickens?

  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    dunno never asked them cause I dont care.. I live in the country... if you dont like farm animals better get packin for the city life..LOL
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    My inlaws next door don't like em...it's part of WHY I keep them [​IMG] If ya can't pester someone by doing something good, why live [​IMG] You sit in that coop all you want, who cares what they think? [​IMG] I sit in mine too, and talk to my goat, and play with my rabbits and ducks. I even gobble at my tom turkey, he's better at it than i am though [​IMG] I just love my little farm life, and they can't take that away from me. I don't like their constantly barking dogs, so we're even!
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    And she thinks your crazy yet she is the one making threats about letting her dog come over and kill your animals.
    How would she feel if you told her you would shoot her dog if it barked?

    I would have a tall fence built or grow some fast growing plants.
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    We own 4 acres, so a fence is out of the question. We are going to plant lilac bushes on the one side. Hopefully they are fast growing.
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I fall under the "don't know an don't care" group..
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We have 5.37 acres but have perimeter fenced about 2 of that with livestock fencing and have several exit gates. Eventually, we may fence the rest, but yes, it can be done. We did it one 330 ft roll at a time, as we could buy them and the U-posts.

    I'm sort of with Dar. Frankly, I don't care what they think. I'm very rural, in the mountains, and most of my neighbors say they like my roosters; some buy eggs from me. My chickens aren't as loud as their tractor mowing their acreage every Friday or their loud parties or the 11 p.m. gunshots or holiday ATV jaunts or their dog barking at night, so I'm not too worried about the noise we generate up here on the hill.

  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    What a rotten neighbor! My chickens are surrounded by 36 acres so my neighbors don't mind them. I make sure my chickens stay on my property and don't create an odor.
  9. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Yep.. I dont know what they think and dont care. I have given them all eggs before so they shouldnt mind that much [​IMG] Plus we have 4 acres and the coop is not close to any of them
  10. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    That's pretty whack that they threatened to call the police on you if they ever heard a rooster coming from your area. If she ever does, just load your yard up with a bunch of debris, old boards, a car maybe... if you could ever get your hands on a school bus that would be the ultimate.

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