Unfortunately, just as we pulled in to get the chickens, my Landlord called and said under no circumstances could we have chickens. Then went on to say something about flies and blame my horses for them.
Um, I’m sorry! I keep my horses on Simplifly and if you walk down into the pasture, there isn’t a fly problem. But, up by the house, where the sun beats and is warm, are HOUSEflies. Now, if his secretary is too dumb to CLOSE the door to the office and has a fly problem because she LEAVES DOORS OPEN, then that is YOUR problem, not my fault or my horses. Moreover, you jackwagon, chickens EAT flies and would help control other pests since YOU are not, as YOU are supposed to, per our lease agreement.
When Bad Pants made it clear that if we were a problem, we’d be happy to move. And that as we are paying for things like STALLS that we aren’t getting, when our lease is up we’d be moving. In other words, we gave notice 6 months early. Boy oh boy did the LL backpedal then! But, the damage was done. I’d drove 2 hours away to get chickens he didn’t have a problem with 2 weeks ago. I’d drove 2 hours to get exactly the right chickens, the right breed mix, the right age. And I drove away without them. I don’t believe they’re still available. I’ve already suffered humiliation at his hands in front of the seller. (I wouldn’t sell to myself in that case! It’s not responsible). And, who’s to say he won’t change his mind again?
Chickens are perfectly legal inside city limits per both city and county ordinances. Our 5 hens were well under the city ordinance limit and we do not have nor plan to get a rooster. So, this is all just him.
Mind you, chickens were okay’d with him before we signed a lease. So were goats, horses, dogs, cats and a garden. But in his tirade at Bad Pants initially, two horses seemed too much for him, never mind that he had 3 here when he lived on the property. TWO horses, which is what stated in the ad for this place. Room for TWO horses. Oh, and he nixed goats within the first two weeks we were here, regardless of whether or not horses were here or not.
Needless to say, our minds are made up and we will be moving as soon as the lease is up. He is so lucky he talks to BP and not me.
I’m off to start the house-hunting process. Because, I’m just sure we won’t be getting the stalls or he’ll complain some more. I guess he’d rather this place be empty for MONTHS as it was before we moved here. Perhaps he really doesn’t want my money?