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Hello from North Carolina!

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I have been reading these forums for a while since they always show up in any google image search of chickens but I just now joined so I could actually get in on the conversations.

 

I have had my backyard flock for 3 years now, but I have had plenty of chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, and other sundry livestock in the past. In 1998 we moved to our current location which is inside city limits, although the "city" only has around 300 residents. Still we have to be careful when it comes to upsetting the neighbors. For years we only had pets like dogs, cats and a few rabbits. When my beloved dog died 4 years ago, we put off getting a new one, and I decided to go with chickens instead. Chickens can't be any noisier than a barking dog, their poop can be used in the garden, but dog poop can't, and you certainly can't eat puppies in the morning with a side of bacon. To me it was a much better alternative.

 

Asking around, there aren't any official ordinances against having chickens inside the city limits, and I have businesses on either side of me, and a public school across the road, so there really aren't many obstacles to raising them, and I already have a 5 foot chain link fence in a rather large back yard. Now I have a problem every Spring though. I cannot control myself. All it takes is the sound of peeping in the feed store to set me off. We have lost a few of our original small flock of 4 Buff Orpingtons, but each year we add more, Now we have Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Araucana, and this year added Amberlinks a few Cornish Cross for meat production, and three black surprises that I have no idea what breed they will be.

 

I really can't wait to get started in the forums and I look forward to being a member!

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Hi, and welcome-byc.gif

OMGoodness, yes, those chick peeps in feed store bins get me every time. love.gif so hard to not take home a boxful. lol.png
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Oops I meant Ameraucana not Araucana! Thanks for the welcome!

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! It seems chicken math has really taken over!! There really is no escaping it big_smile.png Cute little fluff balls just be resisited. I'm sure you would like the law/ordinance section ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-amp-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them
This way you could double check on what's allowed in your area.

Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us make yourself at home and ask as many questions as needed.
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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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