To hate my neighbours chickens and don't think they should be allowed
Sallystyle · 22/04/2013 13:29
In semi-detached council houses? [both private and council houses on the street)
Rats love the chicken food. I have them in our garden and we actually see them coming from her chicken hut into our garden and we have to pay to get them dealt with when they decide to live in our garden as well. There is nothing in our garden attracting them except for easy access to the chickens.
They are also noisy horrible things first thing in the morning and they are right under my bloody window and they make their stupid noises all bloody day long.
The council says there is nothing they can do about it basically. It should be against their bloody rules!! The neighbour is aware of the rats but she doesn't care.
Grumpy because one rat just stared me out as bold as anything.
Sallystyle · 22/04/2013 13:37
We have called the EH but not to complain, just for some advice but I will call them again.
We got the rat man to put a note on her door to give her advice on how to keep chickens and keep rats at bay but I guess she didn't care.
When did rats get so bold?
quoteunquote · 22/04/2013 13:44
I would phone EH again, and keep doing so until they make the home owner tackle the problem, keep taking photos of the rats,
You don't have to have rats with poultry, but you do have to make an effort not to attract them, you have to have really well designed set up, and you have to make sure you clean up properly, use a decent compost set up, and never leave accessible food out.
if there is food available then rats will come, and they will breed on the strength of it, what you have now is going to double every six weeks, so get on the phone, and keep calmly explaining, it is effecting your health, life, property.
VivaLeBeaver · 22/04/2013 13:50
They don't screech, there is the occasional squabble and the odd loud clucking crescendo to announce an egg but mostly they're quiet.
Neighbour did complain when one turned out to be a cockerel and I was very considerate and cut its head off.
I bit my lip over their happy dog who would benefit from also having its bloody head chopped off.
Years ago I posted a thread on mn moaning about the neighbours kids and their teen mates who had set up a concert in the back garden one summer evening with electric guitars, drums, mic, etc....just as we were expecting guests for dinner. The MN verdict was that if I wanted peace and quiet I shouldn't have bought a semi. . I do think there is an argument that you have to accept some noise when living close to others, its whats reasonable isn't it?
I think chickens are reasonable, my neighbours obviously thought me been unable to hear my Dh talking inside the house due to their racket was also reasonable.
cantspel · 22/04/2013 13:59
The chickens are not really your problem but the crappy owners who wont look after them properly.
The rats need to be deltwith as they breed really quickly and can cause all sorts of damage to property. Get in touch with environmental health and tell them next door have a rat infestation.
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