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Hi; I'm Kathy from RI. I am 32 years old and married with 3 kids, the youngest of which is almost three. We homeschool our two older girls. We live on a small city lot with the legal limit being six (and no roosters) and anticipate getting a small coop and a few chickens this year. 

I honestly wish I had anticipated wanting chickens when buying my house but it will be in consideration when we finally move out of state. 

 

I am hoping to get chickens by the end of April. (planning on going across state borders to get chicks... RI has a minimum purchase of 12. It defies logic that you can only own 6 but are forced to buy twelve...not to mention that the tractor supply store orders straight run in a town that roosters aren't allowed.) 

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Hi, Kathy, welcome to BYC.  Good luck in  establishing your flock.

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Hello Kathy, and welcome to BYC! frow.gif

It is lovely that you are interested in keeping chickens. I'm sure your children will benefit from the experience as well.

Massachusetts is right next door and has a minimum of 6. However, the minimum for ducks is 24! (Figure that one out! Because I can't!)

Good luck to you!
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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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Hello Kathy, and welcome to BYC! frow.gif

It is lovely that you are interested in keeping chickens. I'm sure your children will benefit from the experience as well.

Massachusetts is right next door and has a minimum of 6. However, the minimum for ducks is 24! (Figure that one out! Because I can't!)

Good luck to you!

Thank you!
Lots of suggestions from our local homeschool community (a lot of chicken keepers) and I have chosen Fleming's Feed in Preston CT based on the pullets that they have. :) (We are central RI so had both states open to us.) 

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:welcome

 

Hi Kathy, it's nice you joined us and congrats on the upcoming flock!

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Hello Kathy!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC.
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Thank you!

Lots of suggestions from our local homeschool community (a lot of chicken keepers) and I have chosen Fleming's Feed in Preston CT based on the pullets that they have. smile.png (We are central RI so had both states open to us.) 

I'm glad you were able to locate a feed store. smile.png
My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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Hi Kathy, very nice to meet you.  I hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.

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