Greetings from Lake Helen, Florida!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kreisherk, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. kreisherk

    kreisherk Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I'm actually a chick mommy wannabe. I plan on having a small flock of about 4 or 5 hens in the next month or so. I've been scanning the forums and books for all the information I can get my hands on since I have zero experience with chickens. I have lots of experience with other pets and wildlife, but none with chickens. I'm currently a 'new-bee' beekeeper as well. I have almost 1yr under my belt. I figured honey bees and chickens may be nice symbiotic companions, at least I'm hoping for that. Also, I've tried to figure out whether or not Lake Helen permits keeping chickens. When I call them to ask questions about other things regarding the area they always want my address so they can see where my property is and how large it is. I have a larger than average property for this area but still not sure of the laws since the ordinances are not easily obtained. Anyway, I will be starting small and keeping only hens, so maybe I can fly 'under the "chicken" wire' [​IMG] regarding any ordinances. Well, it's great to see so many here and am looking forward to reading everyone's stories and how they get along in having chickens.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard! Glad you are entering the wonderful world of chickens - you won't be disappointed! Here are a couple links to get you started. Good luck and have fun!

    The Learning Center: great info on the general care and maintenance of chickens.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    Breeds: Where you can choose breeds by characteristic.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Finally, in case your city is wishy-washy about letting you have birds, here is a link that might help.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them
     
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. victoryX

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    I to live in Lake Helen, FL. When I was growing up my neighbors had chickens running all around their backyard and they never seemed to have an issue. They lived in the suburb part of Lake Helen, so not even one of the larger outlying properties. I think you should be fine, but if you ever see officer Patrick. He is the animal control officer, drives a police truck, and he is sometimes up at the Gas & Shop you can ask him if it's okay. I'm sure your probably fine though.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  8. kreisherk

    kreisherk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all for your warm welcome. And VictoryX, Thanks for the heads up. BTW....Based on your pic I don't think I've seen you around town....hehe[​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you've joined us.
     
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    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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