|From:||Susan J W.|
|Sent on:||Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:36 AM|
I have a friend who built a second coop for me based on pictures for about a third of what I paid for my pricey Amish one. It is nestled in an area of my backyard landscape between the privacy fence and a very mature azalea...very subtle location. If anyone is interested in a photo, I can post one.
Thank you all for the responses, both on the list and off! I'm catching up and absorbing all the info. :)
As for the HOA, I was really surprised! The covenants don't mention animals so I emailed the HOA manager directly to verify. He re-read everything to be sure, and there is definitely no mention at all. So basically it defaults to city/county rules. So it's more than they don't DISallow them, than that they condone it. They will require me to submit a plot plan and a picture of the coop we intend on buying, and they do take the architectural requests a little too seriously IMO, so we're not totally out of the woods yet, but hopefully we don't run into any trouble.
I also found out that since we are in Durham but not within the city limits, I'm also exempt from jumping through Durham's hoops, so that's fantastic!
I'll look into both Carolina Coops and All Cooped Up, and appreciate all the advice I've received about where to buy the hens, breed suggestions, and the rest. I'll try to respond to everyone that's posted offline too, you guys have been so very helpful! I'm so glad to have such a great resource, this 'hobby' can be a little overwhelming when you first get into it. And I thought saltwater fish tanks were bad! :)
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