Feathers and Fury - A Tale of Neighborly Discourse2:03 PM
Call it pregnancy hormones, but I have been on a rampage against rude people. I now find myself with a dilemma that I don't quite know how to solve. This issue has been going on for a few weeks now and I am about to break. It all boils down to chickens. Live, squawking, crowing chickens that terrorize me, the kids, the dog and even the cats.
My neighbors own two roosters and about 4-6 hens. They have owned them for quite a while, but as well have a large fenced in yard, it has never been an issue before. That all changed a few weeks ago when the chickens got in the habit of coming over to our yard. The scratch around, poop everywhere and eat the cat's food. They even come up on the front porch and crow first thing in the morning on the weekends.
The problem is that I am deathly afraid of birds, any kind of birds and especially chickens. Silly I know, but at least I am not afraid of something really crazy like pickles. The neighbors know they spend all day over here and eventually just don't care. I went over and spoke with the woman once and she came and got them, but now they just don't give a dang.
So, what do I do? I have chased them, the boys have chased them and they just keep coming back. I am trying not to start a neighborhood feud, but I am getting really angry as each day passes and these people continue to let their animals come over here. Ideas?