Greetings from New Member in Lenoir, North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slcolwell, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. slcolwell

    slcolwell New Egg

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    First, let me say when I found BYC this morning, I thought, "Wow, there are a lot of people here who have the same idea as me". Anyone out there from Lenoir? I'll be moving there in two weeks and I hope it will not prevent me from fulfilling my dream of raising chickens for eggs in my backyard. The seed for my dream was planted when I was eleven and my brother brought home seven colored babies from the spring festival in South Zanesville, Ohio. Now that I am retired from teaching and have raised my children, I am ready to sprout my dream. I have to start with questions! [​IMG]Question #1: Are chickens are even allowed in the city? [​IMG]Question #2: Where do I go to read the ordinance to learn about any limitations? [​IMG]Question #3: And here's the dumb question: If the city allows hens but not roosters, how will I raise chickens for eggs? [​IMG]Question #4: How much is this hobby going to cost? That's all for now. I think this is a wonderful site and I'm looking forward to meeting a friend who can help me to get started after the move.
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....glad you joined us. Good luck with your move and getting your new chickens
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
    For questions 1 and 2, you'll have to go to your zoning office in town or call them to find out the info you need. Question 3...you dont need a rooster for a hen to lay eggs. Question 4...the sky is the limit. Good luck.
     
  4. slcolwell

    slcolwell New Egg

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    Thank you for your best wishes. Could you provide any answers?
     
  5. slcolwell

    slcolwell New Egg

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    How does a hen lay eggs without a Rooster? You have a lot of different types of chickens. Do they all get along? Are they for egg laying?
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I have several different breeds and different sizes, and they get along great.

    Hens will lay just as well without a rooster as with. The eggs will not be fertile, however.

    For good references to different helpful threads, check the FAQ section in the Forum, scroll down and you will find lots of useful information.
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined us. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
  10. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Maryland! Welcome to BYC!
     

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