Hello from a Newbee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by a1robancho, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. a1robancho

    a1robancho New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm Alvin, who has long been interested in raising chicken for organic fresh eggs. I have been reading a lot about chickens and I didn't realize that there are so many to choose from. I guess I would be interested in chickens for newbees like me. Low maintenance, friendly, quiet, and produce brown eggs. Any thoughts?

    Currently, I am in California. But because of work (US Marine), I will be moving to Washington. If there are laws for household pets like dogs and cats, I am sure there are some for chicken. I guess google doesn't know it all, that or there are just not any laws about chickens in Silverdale, WA. Does anyone know if there are any laws for backyard chicken in Silverdale, WA? Any Silverdale locals have chickens and know if there are laws for backyard chicken? I did the good and only found laws in Bremerton. They require license for up to four chickens only. OK, I am guessing because Bremerton is more city like. If anyone knows if the Bremerton laws apply for chicken lovers in Silverdale, please let me know.

    Glad to be part of this awesome organization.

    Thank you and I look forward for some feedbacks.

    Alvin.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] fromm washington state glad you joined us!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I don't know very much about chicken laws in the US, except some places forbid them, some allow up to 4 hens, no roosters etc. each area seem to have their own laws. I think your best bet would be to ask in this section:

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

    As for breeds, well, like you said there are many breeds to choose from and many of us, myself included, end up with more than one breed. If you look in the Breeds section here:

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

    You'll get some idea and this chart here:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    gives info on their egg shell colour as well. Have fun!
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I X2 the advice of sumi. Best of luck to you in your move and relocation and thank you for your service!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Most local government units have their own regulations. You may need to contact that unit directly.
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Thank you for your service and lots of good luck with the move [​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Alvin, welcome to BYC.
     

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