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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by 920utlaw, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. estaswick

    estaswick Out Of The Brooder

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    There is no such law that I'm aware of. It's all noise/nuisance ordnance based. so roosters while not prohibited are often an issue based on the noise ordnance. This is supposed to be the same as a dog, 3 neighbors, 3 seperate times, signed statements, but sometimes an overzealous public employee will make life hell for anyone with roos. We choose not to keep them out of respect for our neighbors.
     
  2. Mychicagoladies

    Mychicagoladies Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as I know you can have as many as you want as long as the neighbors don"t complain about noise or smell, and they are only for eggs not for slaughter. You can also have a rooster as long as noone complaines, so it depends on your neighbors. I'm lucky mine are great!
     
  3. chickenlover135

    chickenlover135 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think where i live roosters are not allowed. :-(
     
  4. Junibutt

    Junibutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone taking part in the Chicago Coop Tour Sep-21-22?
     
  5. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicago dweller here as well, wicker park area. not part of the tours this year but would be interested to see the setups they have on the tours.
     
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  6. Junibutt

    Junibutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I will be checking them out too this weekend. Want to see how to winterize the coop without suffocating my hen.
     
  7. Bella54330

    Bella54330 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Chicago. Jefferson Park.

    I have 4 chickens, and we are wildly popular in the neighborhood because of them. Everyone likes to bring their kids, their friends, their kid's friends... over to see the city chickens.

    I'm not sure if you've all checked out Chicago Backyard Chicken Enthusiasts, but you should! :)

    Where do you guys get your feed from?
     
  8. Junibutt

    Junibutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I joined the google group about 3 weeks ago. I get my feed from Belmont Feed and Seed right now. Don't know any other place that is closer. Where do you get yours?

    What kind of chicken do you have? 1 have 1 Red Star, 1 RIR (production red), 1 SLW, 1 GLW and 1 Australorp.

    BTW if you are coming to the FSW meet tonight, I will see you there.

    JB
     
  9. Christags07

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    Just getting into the Chicken things. Obviously waiting till spring to get my chicks, and spending the winter learning.
    We're in Norwood Park, what type of coops do you Chicago dweller use? Liking the plastic idea for cleaning and longevity.
     
  10. Bella54330

    Bella54330 Out Of The Brooder

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    Junibutt- I've seen you on the CBE page! I hope all has worked itself out with your other half and your broody hen :)

    I have 1 RIR named Rose, 1 Red Star named Nugget (by FAR my friendliest and best layer), 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte named Sylvie, and 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte named Penny (who is still a pullet, and not yet laying, but should any day now).

    As far as feed, I was getting mine at Belmont, but I've decided to make the drive up to TSC (Tractor Supply) in Carpentersville every couple of months and get my feed there from here on out. I have switched over to Purina Layena which sells for about $15/ bag at Tractor Supply. I was hoping to start a small group that would like to take turns driving out there and bringing back feed etc for the others every now and again. If I could get 2 other people to do it, each person would only have to go once every few months and pick up 2-3 bags of feed per person.

    Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your new chickens. I'm no expert, but I'm always willing to help when I can!

    Chrisags07- We're practically neighbors! I think you'll really enjoy chicken keeping. It's the hobby that pays you back LOL! Please feel free to ask any questions here. There are a LOT of very knowledgeable people on this forum, and they've helped me tremendously over these past several months. Good Luck!
     

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