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Incoming Homesteader to Frederick County MD

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Hello all!

My wife, myself, and our two young daughters are moving to Frederick County, MD to start a new homestead.  I found out about this site during our real estate search.  This was my go to place in determining which areas were off limits in terms of excessive restrictions.  We've never had chickens, but I've been researching them for over two years during the sale of our old home and quest for a new one.  I'm a big fan of Harvey Ussery, Joel Salatin, and permaculture and I really hope to be able to integrate chickens (and eventually bees, and some other livestock) into our lives.  I'll probably go for Rhode Island Reds or Buff Orpingtons and am shooting for a flock of about 8 birds.  I've been shuffling a large collection of edible plants around for years and I'm really excited to settle down!

 

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:welcome

 

If you haven't already been there, check out the Learning Center for some really helpful articles. As for which breed to get, I vote for some of each!

 

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

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8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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post #4 of 6

FriarCluck, good to see you here. After all that lurking, it's

about time you joined.

 

For those who may not know, Harvey Usseryand Joel Salatin

have written some very good books about raising chickens, 

homesteading and just general good living.

 

 

Spook

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. After 2 years I'm sure that you are that you are ready  to put your research into practice. I wish you all the best in your new home.

 

CT

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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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