Friday, May 09, 2008

Could I get away with this?

Our HOA is great for the way it mostly stays out of our lives but at the same time keeps people from causing our neighborhood to look like junk. Having said that, I also have to say that they're not the most forward-thinking or innovative bunch, so I know that if I approached them with a proposal to build a small chicken coop in my backyard, they'd scream "NO!" before I could even finish my question. But, if I dug it into the side of the hill that our house backs up to, I could keep it a bit hidden. And if I shared my eggs with the neighbors, that bribe might be enough to keep them quiet. And if I don't have any roosters, how will anyone hear my hens? I might have a new summer project...check out this article.

A Chicken on Every Plot, a Coop in Every Backyard

I mean, really, if city dwellers can get away with this, this suburban mom should be able to, also. I'm serious. Scott, get out your shovel.


Michael said...

well you're luckier than us... we had a little bit of rust on our mailbox and we were sent two letters and they threatened to fine us a certain amount per month.

the chicken coop is a good idea if you dont mind killing them to eat them!

Court & Nick said...

I just sent our 13 chicks to the farm yesterday. I have never been so excited in my life! They were stinky and loud. I was having nightmares about coming to school and that they had escaped from their brooder box and were running around the school. The were fast and could fly at a about 5 days!