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We have a neighbor who spends a lot of time and energy on his lawn. He lives across the road from us and down a bit, so he's not really right on top of our property, but he's taken it as his mission to conquer all weeds and bugs, and sprays chemicals liberally all over his property, all over the vacant property directly across the road from us, and along both sides of the whole road so nothing will land on his pretty lawn.<br><br>
I watched him spraying two days ago, and yesterday found one of our two replacement hens dead, and the other very weak- she was dead this morning in spite of our best efforts.<br><br>
The neighbor refuses to tell me what chemical he is spraying, and does not listen when he is asked not to spray the roadway in front of our house. Other than never letting my hens out, is there anything I can do to protect them? We do usually pen them far away from the road if we know he has sprayed, but they are much happier when they free range.
 

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If he is spraying on your property or on property that he does NOT own I think you could call the town and ask what can be done.<br><br>
I feel horrible for you. Where I live they spray the ditches for mosquitos. Whenever I hear that truck coming I just hate it. Nothing I can do about it though.
 

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I would report for spraying the other yards.Chemicals in water run off are something the city MIGHT be concerned about. Some people are very sensitive to chemicals as well,so you should have a right to know what is being sprayed by you.<br><br>
If not your only other option is a large fenced run in the middle of your property. If you are luckly he will kill his own lawn with all that chemical use.
 

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I can't believe he won't tell you what he's spraying! Ahhh! That's not cool. I'm sorry about your chickens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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