Last Sunday, I wondered why one of my hens was crowing. I ran out and they were peaceably clucking, eating grass and dirt bathing, each to her own pleasure. Oh well. Then, throughout the day, I heard what I thought was coming from a neighbor's yard. Each time, it was my own three.
Yesterday, exbf came in excitedly and told me what he heard, chickens in another yard. I ran out and we both rounded the corner of the house and my hens were causing a ruckus like they laid an egg. He was o puzzled, pointing to where he had heard the chicken noise, opposite where we could see my hens.
Today, I went out to feed and water the hens and lock them up so I could take a nap. As I approached the pen and ten feet from my hens, I heard a loud chicken from where exbf and I heard something. I do have more poultry nearby!!!! It's exciting. Hopefully, they will work to keep down the flies and odor like I do with diatomaceous earth.
If they have a rooster and fertile eggs, maybe they will give me some or trade for nonfertile eggs for their own eating pleasure. Then, next spring, when I have a broody hen or three, I can let the girls hatch and raise their own replacements. No, not getting rid of the original three, ever. But, they will not lay eggs so much from now own.
I was going to climb on a chair and look over the fence, but I might fall. Plus, the shoulder that had the MRI is not strong. Pulling up would be a problem. I would have to put a chair by the fence and climb.
Ha, maybe I could just go get the ladder and not be subtle.
Has a neighbor's new chickens ever been a problem? This neighbor (if it is the one I think it is) is abusive to his children and animals, so I wonder if I even want to know what goes on.