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My Neighbors are going to hate me -_-

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Question: which coop do you like better?

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AFTER SAYING THIS A FEW TIMES I WILL POST IT UP HERE.  I have already contacted the city. It IS allowed. I just need permits. 


I am a country girl stuck in the city. To me teaching kids where food comes from is VERY important. I live in an area that everyone is very close together (our drive way has a 6 inch strip of grass and a metal fence between our drive way then theirs. Theirs touches the house. I have a 8 inch strip of grass between my house and driveway.) . I have been working on puting things like blueberry bushes (so far 6 planing on 12), raspberry bushes (have two want 9), Strawberries (none yet), Veggie garden up front, fence lined with corn. WELL...We are talking about geting a permit to build a chicken coop and then geting a permit to have chickens on the property! SHoule we do this we are planing on having between 6 and 10 chickens (no roosters).  LOL well atleast they make less noise than my nehbors Yappy dog. I found 4 diffrent coops I like. ALL flooring will be sand for easy cleaning (including in the run). Hoing with Rhode Island Reds who lay up to 5 eggs a week so if we went with 10 we would have 50 eggs a week. This means the kids could gather the eggs and sell the extra. 

2 of the nehbors have anoying as hell pets. A cat that had been shitting on my lawn. (sprinkilers stoped that), and a none stop yapping dog. Oh and the one with a yapping dog has a house alarm that goes off atleast once a month and will go one for an hour or more. 

IF YOU CLEAN TWICE A DAY HELL EVEN IF YOU CLEAN THE CAGE ONCE A DAY AND PUT THE WASTE IN A CLOSED CONTAINER YOU DO NOT GET THE SMELL

 FOR ME NONE OF THE COOPS WOULD BE PAINTED THEY WOULD ALL BE STAINED WOOD.


This is our house and yard (the grape vines are gone)

We will be taking the plants out of the back (weeds) and puting it behind the brick building. Again grape vines are gone. 

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I have something known as Nerofibromatosis. This illness causes tumors to grow within my body. I currently have brain tumors which affects my ability to function 100% normaly. My memory is poor as is my spelling and grammar abilities. It is a part of who my youngest is and a part of who I am. It is not all of ether of us.

My husbands best friends brother has a condition known as tuberous sclerosis. He was supposed to have died at a very young age. He is now close to 30 and still alive. He has had a few brain surgeries and has had to have his shunt replaced a few times. They run a program to help people with this condition. This ribbon will take you to their website where information on TS is located. 


by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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amandae21
by Silver Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I like the second one. Maybe I'm wrong, but I didn't think chickens would lay eggs (or as many, at least) without a rooster?

Do you live in a community with covenances? Our neighborhood covenance don't allow chickens, livestock or any other farm animals.

BTW, it would probably be a really nice gesture to give your neighbors free eggs occasionally, since they are going to have to deal with the noise and smell.

mommatothree01
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Chickens stink.  My neighbor had two, we lived in a townhouse, so we were attached and he kept the coop was in the back on the other side of his yard.  But we could still smell it (it was soooooo bad), and chickens aren't exactly quiet.  They still cluck and make noises, especially if they are scared (which his were of my dog and kids).  Also, you may not be able to keep farm animals in a town setting, I would check your ordinances to be sure before you spend a lot of money on this.

RLT2
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM

The 2cnd is so cute!

t1gger143
by Gold Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM
I like the garden idea. However I can't stand chickens. My neighbor's checkers were constantly causing problems when I was growing up. Nothing like finding your German Shepard cornered by 3 chickens.
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gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

already did. I just have to have a permit to build the coop, then they need to see how much space they will have then they can decide how many chickens I can have. 

Quoting mommatothree01:

Chickens stink.  My neighbor had two, we lived in a townhouse, so we were attached and he kept the coop was in the back on the other side of his yard.  But we could still smell it (it was soooooo bad), and chickens aren't exactly quiet.  They still cluck and make noises, especially if they are scared (which his were of my dog and kids).  Also, you may not be able to keep farm animals in a town setting, I would check your ordinances to be sure before you spend a lot of money on this.


For information please click the ribbon. 

I have something known as Nerofibromatosis. This illness causes tumors to grow within my body. I currently have brain tumors which affects my ability to function 100% normaly. My memory is poor as is my spelling and grammar abilities. It is a part of who my youngest is and a part of who I am. It is not all of ether of us.

My husbands best friends brother has a condition known as tuberous sclerosis. He was supposed to have died at a very young age. He is now close to 30 and still alive. He has had a few brain surgeries and has had to have his shunt replaced a few times. They run a program to help people with this condition. This ribbon will take you to their website where information on TS is located. 


RosePetalTears
by Bronze Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM
i like 4. it would be alot easier to get into the run then any of the others. i have chickens too and wish our run was just a little taller. i have 7 different breeds and our best layers are a California white (cross between a Cali grey rooster and white leghorn hen) and our black sexed link. but our friendliest is a speckled sussex.
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CuriousArentYa
by Platinum Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

That is what I have been told, they don't smell if you take care of them, so apparently these people did not. But this is my one and only experience with chickens so this is all I have to go on. 

My daughter lives on my husbands family farm and she has chickens that she takes care of. She sells the eggs and the poop and put the money towards her college fund. I have no part in that stuff though because I am a city girl lol.

Quoting gypsy_rose:

that is why they get cleaned twice a day. once in the morning once around 3 pm. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

personally i like the 3rd and 4th one the best....much easier to maintain imo.

RosePetalTears
by Bronze Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM
chickens will stink if not taken care of properly. its not any different then any other animal though


Quoting mommatothree01:

Chickens stink.  My neighbor had two, we lived in a townhouse, so we were attached and he kept the coop was in the back on the other side of his yard.  But we could still smell it (it was soooooo bad), and chickens aren't exactly quiet.  They still cluck and make noises, especially if they are scared (which his were of my dog and kids).  Also, you may not be able to keep farm animals in a town setting, I would check your ordinances to be sure before you spend a lot of money on this.


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mitikusmom
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Either the first or the last one would make the most sense - they would have enough room to run around without running all over yours, and your neighbors, yards.

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