Chickens vs. Neighbors

Chickens vs. Neighbors
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes By Tove Danovich On the popular television show Judge Judy, TV’s favorite judge has presided over more than ten cases involving chicken disputes just in the last decade. More than a couple of the “cases” involve a neighbor’s dog massacring a flock of chickens while in others it’s the chickens who are on trial for being too loud or wandering into a neighbor’s yard and ruining the garden. For people who don’t keep chickens close to unappreciative neighbors, these cases might seem silly. Yet any urban or suburban flock owner knows that bad neighbors can make the otherwise calming hobby of chicken keeping full of anxiety.  Though I personally have half an acre for my 10 chickens to roam on, my house is on a flag lot in the suburbs beset by neighbors on all sides. Good fencing has done a lot to keep the peace

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