Greetings from Arlington, VA...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by k3llyVA, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. k3llyVA

    k3llyVA Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2012
    Arlington, VA
    ...where zoning requirements make it all but impossible to keep chickens.

    I am brand new to chickens, and have only just realized what a big world of backyard chickens it is out there! Here's how I found my way to you:

    One of my neighbors started a group called The Arlington Egg Project last spring. Their objective is the modification of Arlington County ordinances so that residents can keep a limited number of backyard hens.

    I recently became involved with the Arlington Egg Project when my fledgling screen-printing company adapted one of our chicken t-shirt designs for them. We happened to have a chicken design we were working on, just for fun. One Sunday, the Washington Post had 3 separate reference to "urban chickens", so we decided we needed to make our chicken an Urban Chicken! I contacted my neighbor to offer a couple of shirts to use as door prizes or whatever at an upcoming Arlington Egg Project event. We were invited to attend the event and sell shirts. It was such a fun evening, our shirts were very successful and I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary "Mad City Chickens" that was screened that evening. It really got me thinking.

    I came home and fell down the rabbit hole of online research on urban hens. I've been having a good time looking at pictures of chickens, backyard chicken coops and reading people's stories about their life with chickens. I'm here to begin to educate myself now, and be prepared if and when Arlington County changes the current ordinance to allow backyard hens. :)

    So, hey everybody!
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....Hope to hear you have chickens in the near future.
  6. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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