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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sgt pinky, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Sgt pinky

    Sgt pinky New Egg

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    Yet another newbie from Ontario Canada here. Been researching for a little over a month, found this site was the most helpful so i joined up and finally decided to make a chicken tractor ( 4×3 coop with 6x3 run) chickens to come soon. Would it be advisable to get 2 chickens to start or is that too low for a flock? Problem is that I am in the city and I don't want to disturb my neighbours. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings from Oregon USA! [​IMG] You might want to check the ordinances where you live to make double-sure you can have your chickens. Two chickens would be fine, but as we all here at BYC know, chicken math has a way of getting out of control!! [​IMG]

    Wishing you all the best!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Iwiw X2 Make sure you can keep them legally first. You don't want to get too involved and find out you have to rehome them. Hens are pretty quiet birds. So as long as you don't keep any roosters, the neighbors shouldn't be too bothered by noise. Hens will cackle after they lay, "the egg song", but for the most part, they are quiet. You might want to start with 3 in case you lose one. It is never good to have just one bird. But 2 does make a flock.

    Good luck and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  6. Stephanie79

    Stephanie79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I checked the codes before I bought the chickens. LOL. I'm a paralegal so that was my first step. :)
     
  7. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I would get at least 3 for the reason that Kelsie2290 gave. Chickens are gregarious birds and like company. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any particular breed preferences?
     
  9. Sgt pinky

    Sgt pinky New Egg

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    Thanks for all the help everyone. Of course I haven't been able to get through to a by law officer all week leaving messages as well. 3 chickens are starting to sound better. Mainly I'm looking at Rhode Island reds and Plymouth rocks are gorgeous.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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