First day here, last day here?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OurHappyLittleFamily, May 25, 2011.

  1. OurHappyLittleFamily

    OurHappyLittleFamily Hatching

    May 25, 2011
    We are new to chickens. We just got three new chicks on Sunday. A Buff laced polish, a Silver polish, and a Wellsummer.

    The rest of our happy little family includes my husband, 5 year old daughter, 1 year old son, a cat, and a dog.

    Some of my other hobbies include photography and drawing.

    I just wanted to say hello but don't know if I'll be staying. The man at the feed store was almost positive we could keep chickens in our city, in the San Francisco East Bay area. Ummm...he was incorrect. We found while looking up coops for the chicks we now are not sure what to do with.
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
    I hope you can stay [​IMG] Lots of people here have chickens when their not supposed to [​IMG]
  3. debryman

    debryman Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    Joshua Tree CA
    ooooo good luck ... and welcome from Joshua Tree CA [​IMG]
  4. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    [​IMG] and good luck
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. I hope you can stay, too, & there are quite a few chicken outlaws on here [​IMG] Good luck [​IMG]
  7. dominiquetrix

    dominiquetrix In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011

    Glad to meet you. I hope things work out for you.

    We are not technically (against code) supossed to have chickens either. It pretty much depends on your neighbors. Code enforcement doesn't generally drive around neighborhoods looking for violators. I would say, if you already have the chickens proceed with your coop. If you keep things clean and quiet ( no rooster) maybe even give a few eggs to your closest neighbors you'll probably be fine. It is wise however to have a plan B just in case. Try to find someone who can take them if need be or a farmers market you could take them to. Our local feed store offered to keep our rooster( supossed to have been a hen) for a day to try and rehome him for us and it worked!!

    Keeping chickens is incredibly rewarding for the entire family, not to mention the delicious fresh eggs.

    Hope to hear from you again! [​IMG]
  8. BirdNut

    BirdNut Crowing

    Sep 13, 2010
    Suprise, Arizona
    Welcome to BYC! Have fun and feel free to ask questions!

    I hope that all works out well. I agree with Dominiquetrix; that's good advice there.
  9. Chicka-boom Chicka-boom

    Chicka-boom Chicka-boom Chirping

    May 14, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello San Francisco [​IMG]
    You certainly wouldn't be the first chicken outlaw - just proceed as if chickens are allowed in your city but don't say anything to your neighbors if you're unsure if they'd be "for ya or agin ya" [​IMG] Good luck!
    Btw, I just got my four pullets on Sunday too! [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 25, 2011
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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