Chickens were just legalized in my city!

brieana

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 20, 2016
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Moline, Illinois
Hello, my name is Brieana. After years of dreaming and a huge concerted effort, a backyard chicken ordinance in Moline, Illinois was passed last night!

My husband and I signed up for a course on backyard chickens at our local community college, which is happening tonight! Taking this class is a requirement to get our chicken permit from the city.

I am so excited to finally be able to get chickens! I'm a vegan and I want to adopt some spent laying hens to keep purely as pets.

I haven't done a lot of research because I didn't want to get my hopes up until the law was finally in the books (there has been a LOT of negativity in our city about the ordinance). So now comes the research part.

I can't wait to learn more about keeping chickens!
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
Premium Feather Member
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Hi Brieana and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Great news about your chicken laws!

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 
https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

All the best
CT
 

Nofowlplay

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Enjoy keeping chickens and BYC!
 

brieana

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 20, 2016
6
3
61
Moline, Illinois
Thanks for the welcome messages, everyone. Our chicken class last night was fantastic and now I'm more excited than ever to have chickens!!!!!!!!!!! I've been looking at coop plans and trying to decide how big we want it to be. We don't have a fence around our property and we're on a corner lot, so I'm thinking we might have to build a fence around our yard too. Ah well, whatever I need to do to get my chickies!
 

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