Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Um? Do you think I can keep Chickens in My Loft Appartment?

Would my landlord mind?




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Um? Do you think I can keep Chickens in My Loft Appartment?

17 Comments:

  • At 29/1/08 21:10, Blogger Ellen said…

    I was thrilled to see Pleasanton (CA) change their laws about keeping chickens but I haven't followed through on my initial inclination. A loft seems a bit difficult though...

     
  • At 29/1/08 21:51, Blogger Kitt said…

    Hmm, I'd find out first whether chickens can be litter-box trained. What about a coop on the roof? You could do one of those green roofs so the chooks would have some grass to forage in, which would bring down the heating and cooling bills, and there's your sales pitch to the landlord!

    Coincidentally, I just posted chicken photos from the National Western Stock Show. Some of them seem like they'd be excellent pets.

     
  • At 29/1/08 22:59, Anonymous sher said…

    Well, why not?? I love chickens and as long as you don't have a rooster, it won't bother anyone. After-all, what's the big deal? They're just big parakeets. Yeah, that's it!

     
  • At 30/1/08 02:38, Blogger ChrisB said…

    I have a mental image of chicken running about on your deck!!

     
  • At 30/1/08 04:23, Blogger Beccy said…

    Freshly laid eggs are the best.

     
  • At 30/1/08 06:49, Blogger Papa Squirrel said…

    You'll have to get one of your friends in the flyovers who has chickens in the backyard to send you fresh eggs via FedEx.

     
  • At 30/1/08 08:28, Blogger thepassionatecook said…

    i have been toying with the idea myself, especially after reading about the eglu.
    the problem i have is that you have to move around the eglu so the grass is uniformly used, but i guess that doesn't apply to parquet flooring ;-) it's just a bit messy, don't you think? (but then, so are kids, and husbands for that matter ;-))

     
  • At 30/1/08 09:21, Anonymous EB said…

    If your landlord lets you have chickens... I want that phone number cuz I'm movin' into the building!!

     
  • At 30/1/08 09:29, Anonymous Christina said…

    That's funny. However, I'd rather have a bunch of neighbors raising chickens and then I can buy eggs from them. Fresh eggs without the responsibility involved with live creatures -- sounds fine.

     
  • At 30/1/08 09:39, Anonymous Eeez said…

    When I was in first grade, I raised a baby chick named Henrietta in my basement. FYI chickens DO NOT like living in basements.

     
  • At 30/1/08 11:46, Blogger shelly said…

    Not in a cage, I hope! You'll have to put down hay and seeds throughout the apartment. Maybe you can train them to answer the door?

     
  • At 30/1/08 13:20, Blogger Rev. Biggles said…

    Hmmm, sure but don't forget the sound proofing.

    I'd like to have a few goats, that's how I'd like it.

    Biggles

     
  • At 30/1/08 16:29, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    Goats lay eggs?

     
  • At 30/1/08 17:02, Anonymous Moya said…

    My dad used to keep a few chickens in my old bedroom in his townhouse in the burbs...I assume he let them run around in the postage-stamp sized yard periodically. Nobody ever complained about the noise, but the house acquired an odd layer of extremely fine-grained dust, which I assume came one way or another from the birds.

     
  • At 31/1/08 01:25, Blogger Alice Q. said…

    I'm with Biggles, I want goats - but I don't think they'll get along with my dogs. We actually have room for chickens, but again, the dogs. Some friends of ours are getting some though, so we'll get some eggs. (We live in the country out here.)

     
  • At 1/2/08 14:27, Anonymous swirlingnotions said…

    Our Rhodesian Ridgeback peed (and, hmm hmm) on the gravel roof of our Marina apartment for the first two years of his life, if that gives any perspective. I'm pretty sure the landlord didn't know a thing.

     
  • At 5/2/08 01:12, OpenID mcforys said…

    In case you weren't kidding, as a backyard chickent tender, I can tell you that I have known people that have kept a couple of house chickens. You could get bantams (small chickens) and some chicken diapers (I am serious--head over to Backyardchickens.com), and a big big cage for night time (keep the diapers on during the day) . 2 birds would be enough. Chickens are sweet, bright and interested birds who will bond with you, sit on your lap, watch tv and beg for food. It wouldn't be that odd. Bgawk, cluck.

     

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