Chickens were just legalized in my city!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brieana, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. brieana

    brieana New Egg

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    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!
     
  2. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome.welcome to BYC brieana!!!yay,glad you can get chickens.you,will L.O.V.E Them!!!!!im so glad you joined!
    Best,kyndra
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium 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
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  5. Nofowlplay

    Nofowlplay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy keeping chickens and BYC!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad chickens are legal in your town. The good fight was successful.
     
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  7. brieana

    brieana New Egg

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    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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