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post #51 of 1719

I  am sure someone will have what you are looking for, most of the hens I get off the farms to rehome are older.  The one I just got I was told lays pale green eggs but beings she is 3 she may have slowed down.  I have read conflicting posts on how much they do slow down and some claim theirs never do but it probably depends on a lot of variables (breed, care, etc)  Right now everybody is just getting over molting so they haven't been laying like normal.  I got my original 2 from Abby in Annapolis last Nov.  She had a very nice selection.   There is a buy/sell category here (you've probably seen that) but you may also want to keep an eye on Craigslist, the "Farm and Garden" and the Pet section.

Wanda

1 pom, 5 cats, 11 chickens -  2 LF ( Maxine - Cuckoo Marans, Ginger - Red Sexlink). 6 bantams ( Bridgette - SLW, Bella - Turken, Tweety Pie -  EE, Florette -  MF Cochin x , Tiger - Cochin Roo, Lexie - Silkie x) 3 Serama chicks
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1 pom, 5 cats, 11 chickens -  2 LF ( Maxine - Cuckoo Marans, Ginger - Red Sexlink). 6 bantams ( Bridgette - SLW, Bella - Turken, Tweety Pie -  EE, Florette -  MF Cochin x , Tiger - Cochin Roo, Lexie - Silkie x) 3 Serama chicks
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post #52 of 1719

FYI - under the "Farm and Garden" section on the Baltimore craigslist, from Mon 9/29, someone has 3 buff orp pullets for sale for $5 each

1 pom, 5 cats, 11 chickens -  2 LF ( Maxine - Cuckoo Marans, Ginger - Red Sexlink). 6 bantams ( Bridgette - SLW, Bella - Turken, Tweety Pie -  EE, Florette -  MF Cochin x , Tiger - Cochin Roo, Lexie - Silkie x) 3 Serama chicks
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1 pom, 5 cats, 11 chickens -  2 LF ( Maxine - Cuckoo Marans, Ginger - Red Sexlink). 6 bantams ( Bridgette - SLW, Bella - Turken, Tweety Pie -  EE, Florette -  MF Cochin x , Tiger - Cochin Roo, Lexie - Silkie x) 3 Serama chicks
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post #53 of 1719

hey Im in Baltimore county white marsh area  dont have nothing yet but looking at get some chicks and ducks

post #54 of 1719

Hi, I am in Bowie, just down the road (I think) from Chicken Boo, not far from BirdBoy88, and hi, Patty! If any of you PG/Howard/AA folks ever want to have a meetup, my place is available.
Jill

Suburban DC Mom & DD raising Buff Orpingtons, WCB Polish, RS Yokohamas, and EEs
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Suburban DC Mom & DD raising Buff Orpingtons, WCB Polish, RS Yokohamas, and EEs
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post #55 of 1719

Hi I'm Jenna - just outside Frederick on Braddock Mountain.  (formerly of upper Montgomery County and Pasadena) 

This is my first post.  I'm still dreamin' of chickens but I was given a timber playhouse last weekend that will be modified for chez pullet.  With coops plans underway now, the Poultry Research and Development Department is now considering breeds and has submitted a list of names that has been approved (Maggie, Millie, Molly and May).

I work at the UM Extension office here in Fredneck - and so can shoulder tap the small farm agent for info and can hook anyone in Maryland up with their local Extension office/agent.

--Jenna
What happens in the coop, stays in the coop.

Give a gift through Heifer International at http://www.heifer.org/myregistry/birdsnbees
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--Jenna
What happens in the coop, stays in the coop.

Give a gift through Heifer International at http://www.heifer.org/myregistry/birdsnbees
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post #56 of 1719

Welcome Jenna (Chicken Salad).  I am in Thurmont MD.  Glad you have joined this crazy world of BYC.  Let me warn you.  It is addicting and you will always want more.  So in your plans, plan for expansion.


Edited by ThreeBoysChicks - 11/6/08 at 11:20am
~~Ed     
I thank God for all that I have; 1 Wife, 3 boys, 4 dogs, 4 cat, 2 Horses, 4 Goats, 2 Katahdin Sheep, 9 Ducks, 6 Geese, 8 Guineas, 1 Turkey, and lots of chickens
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~~Ed     
I thank God for all that I have; 1 Wife, 3 boys, 4 dogs, 4 cat, 2 Horses, 4 Goats, 2 Katahdin Sheep, 9 Ducks, 6 Geese, 8 Guineas, 1 Turkey, and lots of chickens
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post #57 of 1719
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Originally Posted by Wanda 

FYI -Anne Arundel county recently changed their requirement to have livestock to needing a minimum of 40,000 sq ft.  I was told last May, you could have 1 hen per 1250 sq ft.  Here is an article from the MD Gazette:

Family loses case over pet chickens

BROOKLYN PARK - A Roland Terrace family's flock of pet hens must go, a county administrative hearing officer has ruled.

Stephen LeGendre denied a variance requested by Sandy and Andrew Kobus, which would have allowed them to keep their pets despite a county law passed this year that prohibits livestock on land smaller than 40,000 square feet.

The couple bought the hens for their children several years ago for Easter, They plan to appeal the Aug. 12 decision to the Board of Appeals.

When they applied for the variance, the family had five of the birds living behind the house. One has died of old age, Mrs. Kobus said Monday.

"Now it's become a real commitment to keeping them," she said of appealing the board's decision. "If we didn't, I wouldn't feel like I was doing everything I could."

Applying for a variance cost the Kobuses $180, and an appeal will cost them $280. About 40 neighbors have signed a petition promising to chip in money so the family can appeal the ruling.


Has anyone heard any more about the appeal i am in glen burnie and have a small flock in my back yard.

mike

post #58 of 1719

I heard they lost it.  I think basically because they didn't have the 50 ft distance from the back and side boundary.   Next time they have a zoning hearing maybe some of the people from this county should go and try to get the reg. changed.  I read in Ann Arbor, MI they have passed a reg. that people can keep 4 (?) hens in their backyard.   They recently changed the regulations in AA county making it harder here. I am in the process of buying a house in Stewartstown,Pa - 3/4 acre in the AG zone so I won't have to worry about my hens.

Wanda

1 pom, 5 cats, 11 chickens -  2 LF ( Maxine - Cuckoo Marans, Ginger - Red Sexlink). 6 bantams ( Bridgette - SLW, Bella - Turken, Tweety Pie -  EE, Florette -  MF Cochin x , Tiger - Cochin Roo, Lexie - Silkie x) 3 Serama chicks
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1 pom, 5 cats, 11 chickens -  2 LF ( Maxine - Cuckoo Marans, Ginger - Red Sexlink). 6 bantams ( Bridgette - SLW, Bella - Turken, Tweety Pie -  EE, Florette -  MF Cochin x , Tiger - Cochin Roo, Lexie - Silkie x) 3 Serama chicks
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post #59 of 1719

Hello all im in Wicomico county a little town called Wango.

post #60 of 1719

Hi from Worcester County!

New to this chicken thing - in the research phase, then on to the building a coop - then finding the birds...

Oh well.

New Tractor Supply opening in Pocomoke on Saturday!!!

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir
Crazy blonde woman with a patient, darling man, 2 daughters and a son, one dog, three indoor cats, two outdoor cats (THEY adopted ME!), a gerbil, a goldfish named Bert, and eleven Norwegian Jaerhons.  RIP Flounder...
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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir
Crazy blonde woman with a patient, darling man, 2 daughters and a son, one dog, three indoor cats, two outdoor cats (THEY adopted ME!), a gerbil, a goldfish named Bert, and eleven Norwegian Jaerhons.  RIP Flounder...
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