Brand new to Chickens - Victoria, BC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bocho, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Bocho

    Bocho New Egg

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    Hi Everyone :)

    I'm a total novice with chickens and currently, do not have any but I thought I should read up on them and see if they are something my husband and I could have. We live in Victoria BC and we are allowed hens but no roosters.

    Anyhow, my main concern is that they will bother my allergies/asthma. I do have an allergy to feathers but wondered if them being outside wouldn't be a big deal?

    I guess I'm looking for other people's advice or experience regarding this. So please feel free to comment! :)

    Also, is it okay to only have 2 chickens? And if my allergies go crazy is it easy to find them new homes?

    Okay, I guess that is all for now!
     
  2. FrankA

    FrankA Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I cannot comment on allergies but I am sure you will find all the answers you need from the well informed chicken people of this flock!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you know anyone with chickens, so you could see if you are allergic to them? If you are the one taking care of them you will be around them even if their coop is away from your house.
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hey there! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG]
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock".
     
  9. Bocho

    Bocho New Egg

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    Hi there and thank you for the warm welcome :)

    Our neighbours had chickens and I never had any problems with them but I wasn't cleaning out the coop. They sometimes came over to our yard. I loved them. :)
    There are a lot of farmers and people who keep chickens on Vancouver Island so maybe it would'nt be so hard to find a new home if need be. I have rabbits and guinea pigs as well outside, well, they are in a barn/shed and I don't have any problems. I guess it is just one of those things that you won't know unless you try?

    I am going to check out the coops now on this website. :)
     
  10. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC! I'm based in Parksville on the island. Good luck with your chickens![​IMG]
     

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