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Don’t Fowl Out: The Problematic Trend of Round Rock Tenants Keeping Chickens

Happy Family Playing with a Chicken in the Yard of their Round Rock 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 broader allotments of land are more likely to raise chickens than those residing in urban or suburban sceneries, the inclination of city dwellers keeping chickens is on the upswing. As a result, Round Rock rental homeowners may experience an increase in the number of requests from residents wanting to keep chickens on their properties. But before offering them an answer, it’s urgent to understand why chickens are wanted nowadays and the impending nuisances that come with keeping poultry in a suburban environment.

As rural homeowners can substantiate, there are upsides to keeping chickens on a property. Chickens eat bugs, which seriously curtails the number of pests around a home. They also provide fresh eggs and will abundantly fertilize lawns and other green spaces.

In contrast, chickens are known for leaving the areas they inhabit in disarray, especially when they leave their droppings everywhere. They love to roost on courtyard equipment, leaving a hard-to-clean mess behind. Chickens can also smell terrible, generating irksome smells that may force neighbors to complain. Those fresh eggs they lay are not only appealing to humans, 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 fairly noisy, and not just the roosters. Hens make an extensive array of noises all the time, which nearby inhabitants may find annoying. Chickens also have a leaning to peck at wood, which can constitute substantial damage in the distant future.

Having identified the challenges that come with breeding chickens, the troubles understandably overwhelm any conceivable upsides. For Round Rock property holders, this only means that the determination to ban chickens may be an easy one. 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 Advisors runs daily property assessments, overseeing that residents are obeying animal restrictions including the property’s requirements. We make it our effort to fortify the value and reputation of your rental homes and deal with resident affairs on your behalf. To learn more about what we have to provide, please contact us online or by phone at 512-777-2597 today!

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