Tuesday, April 27, 2010

And a chicken in every pot...

Y'know, I thought it was a stereotype. You know, the Vietnamese refugee makes good, buys a house, keeps chickens for the kitchen pot and other lifestock in the back yard and root vegetables in hamper, that sorta thing?

Today for the first time in my life I toured a home and saw chickens in the back yard. And yes, the dude was Vietnamese...

Oh yeah - not interested. The house had some issues beyond simply the livestock tearing around in the back yard...

-- Badtux the Home-seekin' Penguin


  1. Tux
    How's taxes out your way...
    Home prices?

  2. Real estate taxes in the Bay Area of California go at about 1.2% of sale price per year, and until recently were guaranteed to go up by 2% per year. Home prices ... you can check those out on the Internet. Just go to Redfin and search away. But if you don't know the neighborhoods, you're not going to know what you're looking at... a $1.1M home in Palo Alto may be a bargain, while a $275K home on the eastern side of downtown San Jose may be overpriced. So it goes.

    - Badtux the Real Estate Penguin

  3. Those are cat toys, not chickens

  4. What would Fang's take on chickies in da neighborhood.

  5. LOL..well, I am not Vietnamese, but I have three geese in my front 'woodland' zone...for eggs and guarding capability. I promise, they are not allowed in the house!

  6. Whelp, One Fly, I think TMF would just look up at me and demand that I promptly kill and dress the chicken for his enjoyment. That's his normal modus operandi for getting me to do whatever he wants done. I am, after all, his servant, not the other way around.

    Labrys, the difference is that you do not live in a typical white bread suburban subdivision. You expect farm animals in farm country. You do not expect farm animals in one of the most densely populated areas of the country :).

    - Badtux the Chicken Penguin

  7. LOL, well, when we moved here it was 'farm' area---cows down the road and deer in the garden. But it is becoming a suburb around me; so my geese sometimes get odd looks. But they are great for watch-non-dog status.

    And we are having goose egg/black bean huevos rancheros tonight!

  8. The "urban chicken" movement is strong here, so much so that the city has passed a rule making it legal. If civilization and the organized food supply system slips backward, expect to see a lot more chickens in back yards. (And goats, pigs, food-rabbits, etc.)

  9. The good news is that this homeowner should be able to get some top notch health care under Sue Lowden's plan.

  10. Y'now, I was thinking the same thing at the time ;).


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