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I'm new here and I'm in the research stage of getting backyard chickens. I'd like to tell you what my neighborhood deed restriction says about chickens and get some advice.

"No horses, cows, hogs, poultry or livestock of and kind (other than house pets of reasonable size and number) may be kept on any lot."

My hens will be my pets so I feel like I can get around this outdated deed restriction! Some people keep their dogs outside. The pet statement is very vague.

Thanks and looking forward to getting to know y'all.

Lynn
Edited by LynnDJackson - 2/25/16 at 11:59am
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Hi welcome-byc.gif Lynn

Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid laws etc are not my thing but I'm sure if you pop by this section ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-amp-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them some other members maybe able to help you. I certainly class my chickens as pets!!

Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope you are able to get some new "pets" in the near future.

Enjoy BYC frow.gif
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There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
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Hi and welcome to BYC - i wish you all the best with your deed issue!

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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It would be better is you truly had house pet chickens.  Many folks do.  The bantam breeds are especially good  for indoors.  Please check out "people with house chickens," thread.  Banties can pass as exotic  cage birds., especially silkies.   If you have a regular chicken coop and run,  there is always some neighbor who feels they have to turn you in. 

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Thanks everyone!
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Quick question... should there be a nesting box for each chicken in a coop? I am reading that the pre-fab coops from China are crap but are there any that are good?
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Quick question... should there be a nesting box for each chicken in a coop? I am reading that the pre-fab coops from China are crap but are there any that are good?

There does not have to be a nest box for each individual bird as they all won't lay at the same time. It all depends how many you are going to be keeping.
As for prefab coops they can be on the flimsy side and may need some up grades and some tinkering to make them better.
The coop section is a great place to check out ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
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