(Closed) NRW- I hate my neighbors & their damn chickens!

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d call animal control. I’m surprised they haven’t been eaten yet, if they don’t have a coop. Our chickens have a large fenced in coop/yard and they get harrassed by neighborhood dogs periodically. If they weren’t fenced in they’d be goners, haha.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This sounds very frustrating! I’m sorry I have no advice, and I’m not trying to make light of the situation, but I just wanted to tell you that the title of your post made me laugh out loud!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with calling animal control. I’m all for raising chickens, but letting them on other people’s property is not cool at all. And while you don’t owe them anything, I would maybe let the neighbors know that you are fed up, and that if they don’t have them fenced, or in some other way prevent them from coming on to your property in the next 24-48 hours, you’ll call animal control. I’d say that you don’t want to be mean, but you have asked before and wanted to give them a warning before doing anything else. That might at least help to keep things courteous, if you are concerned about your relationship with your neighbors.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mishelleez: Yes, it definitely gave me a good giggle! But seriously, that sounds brutal and gross. You would think they would at least have to have them fenced in, no?

If it were me (and it would drive me INSANE – as it is our neighbour’s barking dog drives me crazy!) I would call my city’s bylaw officer and have them come out and give them a citation.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

I was going to say animal control too.

Sorry about the frustration. 🙁 Do you live outside city limits? I think it’s illegal in a lot of cities to have chickens.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh man, that would annoy the crap out of me!  We get a lot of noise disturbances and the like here in NYC.. but chickens hasn’t happened, yet at least.  I would call animal control.  If nothing else, they should be able to direct you to the appropriate people to speak to about it.  I imagine having chickens, especially not in a coop, might violate some town rules.  They might get cited for that.  I mean, don’t chickens and other farm animals carry disease too?  Yikes.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just an FYI, my IL’s have chickens (they live on 8 acres in the country though) and a normal fence will probably not keep the chickens in.  Most chickens can fly and therefore need to be kept in a true chicken coop if you don’t want them to get out.

Sorry to tell ya, but I wouldn’t count on a fence to 100% fix your problems. 

If you are allowed to have 5 chickens, why do they have 10-15??  Also, I would imagine there are rules about having chickens?  Aka, keeping them on your own property?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

my aunt just had this problem last year. their neighbor had chickens, in a subdivision, not like a rural area, and they did not have them in a coop or fenced in and the chickens would run around their yard (my aunt’s) pooping everywhere, destroying plants, driving their dogs crazy,etc. My aunt called the cops and animal control. I don’t think they took the chickens but they made them create an enclosure for them and they’ve been back a few times to make sure they’re complying. good luck!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would definitly call animal control. I had to call on our neighbors because they had a rooster! We live in a regular neighborhood where our back yad backs up to someone else’s backyard and we are relativly close to each other. We share a chainlink fence. But that stupid rooster would crow from 3 am til noon or later. They had it just running around the back yard. I called animal control, they went over the same day and told them it had to go. I felt bad, I don’t want to be the bad neighbor, but it had to go!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would either call Animal Control or your city clerks office – they definitely should know. I know in Portland you can have up to 6 chickens – hens ONLY, no roosters. We’re thinking about getting a couple of chickens once we move into a house, and I know that there are also specific rules on chicken coops:

Chicken coops must be kept 20 feet from neighboring houses and at least 5 feet from the property line.
Chicken owners must provide proper pens that offer both sun and shade and keep out rodents and predators. The pens must be covered with aviary netting or a solid roof. Manure must be stored in a 20-gallon, covered container.

The chickens also have to be licensed. So, maybe your town has specific rules on the coops as well? Good luck!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

Buy a rooster  🙂 

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