Re: chickens in cohousing
From: Racheli Gai (
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:51:03 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Sharon,
I think what you're saying below regarding chickens is an over-generalization:
Downwind from how many chickens?  In how small a place?

We (in Sonora Cohousing, Tucson) have acquired recently some chicks
and ducklings.  You need to get pretty close to the coop to smell them,
and soon, once they're allowed to roam on a larger area, the chance of odor
problem will subside even further.
A really small number of chickens in one's backyard need not be smelly, either. It becomes a problem when there are too many of them in too small an area.


On Jul 8, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:

On Jul 8, 2008, at 11:26 AM, balaji [at] wrote:

 We have yet to decide, however,
on acceptable procedures for oxen and other draft animals.

I think I would draw the line at a chicken pen before I would object
to guns. Living downwind would pretty much clear the neighborhood.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC

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