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Old April 15th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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So here's the story I live on a 250 acre farm that has been in my family for over 100 yrs I didn't get it for free I'm paying for it. we put a new modular 1300 sq ft house and built a nice 40x48 shop on this farm 11 yrs ago I love it here . My neighbor to the west came to me this winter and said he's putting up a commercial chicken breading barn that will house 40,000+ chickens about 300yds out my back door. With that being said I'm looking for info on what it's going to be like living basically down wind of 40,000 chickens I'm sure the smell is going to be so bad that I won't Evan be able to go outside at times. Im.alao thinking about moving my house to a different part of the farm to get farther away but my not down wind options are limited.i will have to convince another land owner to sell me some property to access that part of the farm from a different road. Has anyone had a house moved I see there are a few companies in Michigan that specialize in moving buildings.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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Well we have 8 chickens. With a lot of rain their coop can sink. Couldn't imagine 40,000 that would be awful
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It's very difficult to make a go at chicken farming, let alone where it gets cold. He probably won't make it.

If the property is flat, dry, and you don't have to go on a road it's pretty easy to move a house. I have participated in it twice.

I'd consider putting another house on the farm and renting out your old modular.
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I live 1/2 mile from a huge chicken farm and luckily its east of me and we dont get many east winds, but when we do it stinks bad!! The bigger issue however is flies, They are everywhere especially with an east wind. Google fly control on poultry farms. That can get out of hand and there are laws in place. Check out Farm Nuisance.

If you are down wind and only 300yds from this chicken barn, its going to be bad trust me.

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When I lived.in mid mich we did the refrigeration at one, in July and aug.it was way bad,no one in the company wanted to go out there,
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We live near some turkey barns. Lots of shit, lots of feathers.
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I have 17 Chickens and 2 ducks. The coop is not very far from my house.

I agree with the above statement. 40,000 will be horrid in summer.
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My buddy has 2 young ducks, he was cleaning their tote out and walked by me with it, I about yacked.
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Good a/c,and a good air filtration system is a must.(you will not be opening the windows)����
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In all seriousness, does he need to get a permit for this? I would go to the local government and see if you can get it blocked. If city people can move to the country and bitch about the smell of an existing farm, you should be able to bitch about a poultry operation.
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The info I've found so far is that the township dousnt care as long the buildings meet set back of property lines and since ill be within 1 Mile I can complain to the state but all that gets is an inspection that he's following all the rules properly
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We live near some turkey barns. Lots of shit, lots of feathers.
I had a buddy who worked at a turkey processing farm. He told me it reeked. Bad. He also said they would punt the dead baby birds into the garbage.
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Fixed.

And yes, it's not going to smell good. There are a set of standards for odor control in the GAAMPs but if he's following those, he has the right to farm.
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And yes, it's not going to smell good. There are a set of standards for odor control in the GAAMPs but if he's following those, he has the right to farm.
You didn't fix anything. You made your own statement that had nothing to do with mine. Your comment would have made sense if I was telling him to run to the county or state and try and stop it but I didn't.
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Yup if he's following all the rules he has the right to farm his property the way he chooses I'm just looking for info about living near that business and how to get away from it while staying on my farm
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Yup if he's following all the rules he has the right to farm his property the way he chooses I'm just looking for info about living near that business and how to get away from it while staying on my farm
With 40k birds, I'm thinking unless you can get upwind you're going to get screwed.
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