Hello all, I'm new to the 'hobby'

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamarye, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. mamarye

    mamarye New Egg

    Nov 21, 2008
    Metro Portland area
    Hello all. I found this site when surfing for info on raising and caring for chickens. What a great site! I haven't ever had chickens (or any type of bird really), but lots of different types of animals.
    I live inside city limits, but after looking into city ordinance it looks as if limited number of hens are ok.
    I live on a small neighborhood lot, less than .10 acre. Right now I'm looking into info on properly taking care of chickens and building a size appropriate hen house with run for my lot. I was thinking of 3 to 4 hens. I'd really like to get them as young as possible so they bond to me and my kids (I have 4 - 3 at home).
    Well, thanks for reading. I'm sure I'll be reading your informative posts.[​IMG]
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    [​IMG] Enjoy the site !
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG] You'll find more than enough help and lots of great information here! Make sure to spend some time looking at the coop designs. There are many urban chicken owners who belong to BYC.
  5. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    You will soon be hooked. lol..

    I have 4 chickens on my garden, and they are fantastic.

    Good luck to you

  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps


    It won't be long before we are reading a post that you are looking for a bit more land. [​IMG]
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    [​IMG] We are glad you joined us and hope we can help you become as addicte...... um, "excited" over chickens as we all are [​IMG]
  9. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Hobby!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hobby! She called it a hobby!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    POor thing hasn't found out what an Addiction it is!! Oh She doesn't know what she's in for!! [​IMG]

    What? She can hear this? [​IMG]

    Ooops. Never mind dear. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  10. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Welcome to BYC!

    I think chickens are the perfect pets for a small lot. You'll love having them around. They're so quirky and funny. And they give you delicious eggs for breakfast. YUM!

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