Hello!!! From Candler NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by headiehens, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. headiehens

    headiehens New Egg

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    Greetings from WNC!! So my wife daughter and I currently live in Asheville NC and we just got a place out in Candler NC this week!! We will be moving out that way at the end of this month, we have a couple acres that is all fenced in (5' chain link) and contains 2 fenced in dog lots (5' chain link *** well). My brother and his girlfriend, who will be moving in with us, also have a dog who will have access to the smaller of the pins. So my wife has been talking about getting chickens for a while and finding a place that we can have a nice sized garden as well (Trying to be a little more self-sustainable). We lucked out with this place and there is a gardening area inside the fenced off section and a larger plot outside as well! So I have been reading more into keeping chickens and am getting REALLY excited about it!!!

    I do have a few questions about some topics that I really haven't found a lot of information on here about. I was going through the legal section of the forum and couldn't find any info about the ordinances in my area.. If there is anyone on here that is from the area and has any kind of information or could point me in the right direction that would be great!!! I was also looking into what specific breed of hens to get for my current situation and I believe that about 4 or 5 Buff Orphingtons would be great for our situation!! They seem like a great mannered chicken that could be around our year old daughter and seem to be well equipped for the weather in the area!!

    Just really would like any kind of input and direction as we are new to all of this and are very excited about the perks of our new living area!! I was also wondering about the size of coop that I would need to build in order to make sure our new friends are happy to be with us as well!!
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. chickenfreak101

    chickenfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call your local zoning office, they will be able to tell you what the rules are for your property. I don't know how it works in NC, but when we buy a property here in WI, the zoning is right on the tax register, as in A for Agriculture, R for residential, and so on. Looking at that will give you a jumping off point.

    Congrats on the new place, and for getting started with chickens!
     
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  9. headiehens

    headiehens New Egg

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    Thanks!!! :)
     
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