We Tried Our Best

In Chicken husbandry on January 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Jan. 20th

Our property manager and our board member gave us a good amount of time to make our case.  They listened to all I we had to say.  After everything was said on both sides, it is highly unlikely that we can keep the girls.  He said he understood our passion for the subject and he could see our side, but there will not be a neighborhood vote and that the covenant would probably not be changed.  He plans to talk to the other board members about our meeting.  He did come by on his way out of town to see the girls and admire their beautiful coop.  They all jumped  for their grapes just like we practiced.

I want to thank everyone who tried to help (Skeeter, he really liked your letter).  Some of you have mentioned getting up petitions and calling the media but I don’t want to be “that person.”  I love my neighborhood and almost every one of my neighbors and I will not make a big stink about this.  The few have spoken and it seems they have won.  A sad day for urban chickens everywhere.–Deb

  1. I’m literally crying for you :(. Such a sad day!! Assholes

  2. I hate this, Debbie! I know the ladies would be happy in Lamar County, but……it’s just wrong!


  3. not cool…not cool at all 😦

  4. My heart goes out to the B’game family. Will Mr. & Mrs. Dobbs keep up the Chicken Diary so we can keep up with them or will I need to drop by & check on them? I can always pick up Renee on the way out for girls day.

    • You and Renee are the keepers of the chickendiary after they leave. I will count on you to make sure Peg & Bill are regularly feeding them grapes and giving them left over Chinese food.

  5. Ain’t right. On the other hand, there are very few people who do everything with complete class as the Burlingames do. Given the chance to have chickens, most would have a stinkin chickenyard, not a lovely chickenhome as you have provided. In that respect I guess I could sorta maybe see their point, but I don’t have to like it!

  6. I’m soooo sorry to hear this, Thank God I live in the country. I do understand how others would probaly have stinky chickens! haha I wished it was something that could be inspected and ruled individually! My heart is sad with yours! Michelle

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