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        01-31-2013, 08:38 AM
      #11
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    Green Broke
    You mean there are areas where the fencing can't be right on the property line? Strange - most fences around here pretty much sits right on the line. Actually caused problems at our place because the people who put the fencing up at our place before we moved here left about 6-8 feet of riding space around the outside. We don't use it so have been moving our fence line to the proper line. The newer neighbors to the one side had assumed our fence line was the property line and we had to show them where the actual in-ground metal markers were to solve that issue.
         
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        01-31-2013, 10:25 AM
      #12
    Trained
    Ours have to be 2 feet off. It differs everywhere. OP, I would suggest you contact your local building and zoning enforcement officer. They are the ones who will be charged (at least in most places) with enforcing the code. I would call and ask them....play sweet and innocent, and see what they say. Most jurisdictions this would be too many large animals for the allotted space. Be aware, tho, that enforcement is a process and takes time, and some zoning officers require more "reminding" than others. I am currently working with mine to get an issue with a neighbor resolved.......and I have had to threaten court action in the past. He knows that I will be watching, I know the code, and that it needs to get done. I have worked with him many times in the past, and he knows me.
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        01-31-2013, 10:35 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Wow, that makes me feel much better about my critters! I have 4 horses, 3 cows, and 2 ponies, as well as a goat, some chickens, and dogs on 12 acres. And I thought I was squeezing them in!

    As others suggested, contact zoning. Since we are a rural area most people get away with keeping horses in their average sized backyard. Makes me feel sort of bad for the horses, but that's another subject entirely.

    We got a zoning warning when we lived in GA for having too many dogs outside. Yep. We bought a house with a big privacy fence just so the dogs could spend the afternoon outside when it was nice. Someone said they were barking, but I know for a fact my dogs don't make a peep. The point is, we could have as many inside as we liked, just not as many outside. Maybe you could find something like that to at least keep the dogs inside.
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        01-31-2013, 10:40 AM
      #14
    Banned
    Yup, definitely feel your angst about this.....some people are a whole nother level of crazy! Just like my neighbour who has started hauling in tonnes and tonnes of fill for the supposed extra house he's putting on his property without permits......never mind the 100 or so old cars he has stacked in the back.....ack!
         
        01-31-2013, 11:55 AM
      #15
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Nightside    
    Wow, that makes me feel much better about my critters! I have 4 horses, 3 cows, and 2 ponies, as well as a goat, some chickens, and dogs on 12 acres. And I thought I was squeezing them in!

    As others suggested, contact zoning. Since we are a rural area most people get away with keeping horses in their average sized backyard. Makes me feel sort of bad for the horses, but that's another subject entirely.

    We got a zoning warning when we lived in GA for having too many dogs outside. Yep. We bought a house with a big privacy fence just so the dogs could spend the afternoon outside when it was nice. Someone said they were barking, but I know for a fact my dogs don't make a peep. The point is, we could have as many inside as we liked, just not as many outside. Maybe you could find something like that to at least keep the dogs inside.
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    Some days I appreciate living in the middle of Nowhere, Alberta and having no neighbors...
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        01-31-2013, 12:45 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    If the animals are well feed and taken care of, why do you care what he has on his property? If his animals are getting out of his fencing then make an issue of it. If the dogs are barking all the time complain about that.

    People move to the country to be able to have things. It sounds like you have a neighbor that doesn't keep his property up to your standards. These kind of petty issues can cause major issues down the road, what ever happened to live and let live.
         
        01-31-2013, 01:21 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by cmarie    
    If the animals are well feed and taken care of, why do you care what he has on his property? If his animals are getting out of his fencing then make an issue of it. If the dogs are barking all the time complain about that.

    People move to the country to be able to have things. It sounds like you have a neighbor that doesn't keep his property up to your standards. These kind of petty issues can cause major issues down the road, what ever happened to live and let live.
    Did you miss the part where they are destroying HER fencing? I moved to the country to have things but I didn't move here so my neighbors could jam 11 horses onto 2 acres and I then have to deal with the smell (they don't believe in cleaning up manure), the FLIES, the ruckus going on over there or MY fencing being destroyed as they think tying a single strand of electric to my fence constitutes a "fence". Their horses are not welcome to visit me, their chicken-killing dog is not welcome.

    Thankfully they had more horses than $$$ and got rid of most of them. Their latest idea is bottle calves, the 2 they have are quite cute. The semi-load that they are yapping about buying, oh hell no!

    Country does not equal "do whatever the hell you feel like". There are still zoning regulations!

    If you're so hell bent on "live and let live", I want you to come stand on my front porch for an hour this Summer. The porch that is completely unusable because it is so filled with flies you can't see more than an inch in front of your face, all of which came from NEXT DOOR. Didn't have a fly problem whatsoever until they moved in!
         
        01-31-2013, 02:09 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Yes, I did miss the part about destroying her fence, present them with a bill for repairing the fencing, take pictures of the way posts are bent showing that they were bent from his side of the fence, but that would be considered a civil matter. Do you know were your property line is and if the lots share the same lot line, here there is about 3 feet between lots for utility easements, that might be worth checking out, and revoke your permission of him using your fence line.

    But depending on zoning in that area, there maybe nothing that can be done. Some rural areas don't have alot of zoning regulations in place. That's were talking to your county manager, or planning commission, comes into play if you want the regulations changed, but be aware that they may have grandfather clauses in the changes.

    Flies are a problem wherever livestock are, most of the people where I live have livestock, the flies are unbearable in the summer here too. I should own stock in Raid.... You can buy fly predators that help alot to keep the flies down around your place even if they come from next door.
         
        01-31-2013, 02:23 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WSArabians    

    Some days I appreciate living in the middle of Nowhere, Alberta and having no neighbors...
    I hear ya. I was so ticked off when we had that warning stuck on our door. It was something like only 3 dogs could be kept outside at one time. It wasn't like I had a dozen baying hounds that lived outside. They were out for the afternoon, probably 10 am to 3 pm. And they only howl when emergency vehicles with sirens go by as there was a busy road behind our house, and even then, that's about a minute of howling, tops.

    Now I live in the country and nobody cares. My neighbors behind me have a dozen labs, and the others have bulldogs and pit bulls that bark up a storm way more often than mine, they know better. ;)
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        01-31-2013, 06:38 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
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