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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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Total Votes: 178

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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
Replies (51-60):
Mazie0723
by Ruby Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM
Same and I love your house.

Quoting Mrs.Bryant1201:

Number 2 is my fav.
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mich.el.le
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Yes, I would hate you. lol  

The woman in the avi pic is not me, she is my inspiration.  I am a wife, a mother, and an aspiring trainer and nutritionist. I love seeing people get fit and healthy to lead the lives they are meant to live.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM

actually the tempurature has a much greater affect on laying than roosters. 

Quoting amandae21:

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.


gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

ty. 

Quoting Mazie0723:

Same and I love your house.

Quoting Mrs.Bryant1201:

Number 2 is my fav.


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. 


Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Are you allowed to have chickens in the city?  Some cities do not allow it.  If you are allowed than who gives a shit what your neighbors think, lol.  

jamiegraham
by Silver Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

#1

Ireallydontcare
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

As much as I like the look of number two, I would never ever have a coop that close to the house. I have had chickens for  years. Mine free range during the day, but we live way out. I like number 3.

Rhodin
by Gold Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:59 AM

The 3rd and 4th ones have the advantage of looking like ordinary garden sheds.  You might not even have to take them down if you ever have to sell the property.

wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Nov. 30, 2012 at 10:01 AM

OMG I am SO jealous. I live in the country and I have been begging DH to build me a chicken coup!!

I love them all, but I voted for #2.

Even my DH likes them...Maybe I can get him to build me one now lol

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM

dont be surprised if someone murders the rooster.   i would if my neighbor had one.   omg i hate birds and HATE chickens - they are the closest living relative to the velociraptor.   they would so eat you if they could.   and that crow in the morning would just make that happen sooner.   be aware - most people who live in the city wont stand for that.    you will have to protect it with a fence or dog or something so that neighbors like me dont kill them.   chickens are loud and smell and carry disease and gross city people out - we dont like livestock in our backyards.   be ready for that.   have fun being the person everyone talks about being crazy.   :)

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