Neighbors demand a compensation of $ 3 million over the chicken operation in the backyard in Auckland
Hundreds of chickens roaming freely and roosters larger than dogs: in a suburban cock fight with a homeowner claiming $ 3 million after his neighbor’s birds invaded his garden making him sick of the smell and feces
- The homeowner of Auckland has hundreds of chickens in the back yard of the suburban home
- Neighbor Chao Ji Su is looking for $ 3 million from the municipality after not selling his house
- He claims that the chickens were the problem and demands compensation
A frustrated homeowner claims $ 3 million in damages after being stuck living next to a house that has been flooded with chickens.
Chao Ji Su, 81, has been living in his home in Auckland, New Zealand for over 10 years. However, his neighbors growing a herd of chickens have made him desperate to leave.
The property has been invaded with hundreds of chickens – some the size of dogs, says Mr. Su.
They roam freely in the garden, some even fly over the fence to Mr. Su’s property. His back yard is often covered with faeces from chickens.
The smell alone is enough reason for Su to want to flee.
Chao Ji Su, 81, has been living in his home in Auckland, New Zealand for over 10 years
Hundreds of chickens and their chicks roam freely in the garden, some even fly over the fence to Mr Su’s property
“It’s a nightmare now, I can’t sleep because they are crowing early in the morning, my property is covered with faeces from chickens and my health is slowly deteriorating,” said Su. New Zealand Herald.
According to the statutes of the municipality, the owner can only have six.
Su tried to sell his property last year, but nobody wanted it.
He has now filed a complaint with the Auckland Council for $ 1.5 million for non-sale of the property, which is valued at $ 580,000.
He believes his house would have sold for $ 1 million if it hadn’t been for the chickens.
He is also looking for $ 1 million for health compensation and $ 300,000 for medical expenses because he claims that the chickens have made him sick.
His medical expenses are not valued at $ 300,000, but he believes that ongoing treatment would cost him that much.
He also wants $ 500 for calling in flight control services.
Chickens had been removed from the premises twice before – once in March and once in August last year following a council order, said Max Wilde, the team manager’s response to council compliance.
Su tried to sell his property last year, but nobody wanted it – he blames his neighbor (photo)
He confirmed that they were assessing Mr Su’s most recent complaint.
“We are aware of the property Mr. Chao is talking about and have received complaints about poultry at this address in March 2019 and again in August 2019. In both cases, the residents removed the poultry from the site.
“The Council responded to further complaints received in December 2019 and January 2020 and instructions to remove the poultry have been ignored.”
He said the council was considering further action.
The owner was fined $ 20,000 for violating the Animal Management Bylaw.