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Don’t Fowl Out: The Problematic Trend of Bel Aire Tenants Keeping Chickens

Happy Family Playing with a Chicken in the Yard of their Bel Aire Rental HomeAccording to the US Department of Agriculture, nearly 13 million Americans own or plan to own chickens in the next 5 years. While those with extensive swathes of land are doubtlessly inclined to have chickens compared to those residing in urban or suburban places, the craze of city people having chickens is on the turnaround. As a result, Bel Aire rental homeowners may experience an increase in the number of requests from residents wanting to keep chickens on their properties. But prior to bestowing them your decision, it’s important to be certain of why chickens are preferred right now and the burgeoning troubles that come with having poultry in an upscale location.

As rural homeowners can verify, there are wholesome advantages to having chickens on a property. Chickens eat bugs, which totally limits the number of annoyances around a home. They also provide fresh eggs and will abundantly fertilize lawns and other green spaces.

Then again, chickens are notorious for creating clutter, leaving their droppings all around the residence. They adore roosting on veranda fittings, leaving a difficult to clean mess. Chickens can also smell disgusting, producing an offensive odor that people nearby may complain about. Those fresh eggs they lay are not only appealing to people, but to snakes, skunks, raccoons, and other pesky critters.

A few other drawbacks to keeping chickens include noise concerns and potential damage to exterior features made of wood. Chickens can be relatively raucous, and not just the roosters. Hens make a wide range of sounds at all hours, which neighbors may find exasperating in the early morning hours. Chickens also have a tendency to peck at wood, which can build long-term damage in the long run.

Given the negatives that are included with farming chickens, the downsides plainly overshadow any latent perks. For Bel Aire property possessors, this shows that the option to ban chickens may possibly be a no brainer. A bigger challenge, however, is making sure that residents do not bring unauthorized animals onto the property and local statutes that may prohibit keeping “farm animals” within city limits.

Real Property Management First Choice supervises property evaluations, observing for resident compliance with animal rules as well as the property’s provision. We make it our aim to protect the value and status of your rental homes and conduct resident relations on your behalf. To learn more about what we have to offer, please contact us online or by phone at 479-242-0791 today!

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