Hello from Chicago

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aaronj, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. aaronj

    aaronj Hatching

    Apr 8, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Greetings fellow chicken people. I live in beautiful Chicago, Illinois and I am planning on raising three Golden Comet laying hens in my back yard. I have yet to gain approval for the backyard coop from my landlord. Any suggestions or guidance on approaching my landlord would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Aaron.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    How big is your backyard?

    Unless you plan on staying long term, many landlords would frown on a chicken coop... it would have to be something that you could demonstrate would be easy to tear down and remove.
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    You could make a coop on wheels, ones large enough to make it easy to move onto a trailer. You also might want to come up with a chicken mgt plan to present to your landlord. How your keeping the birds in the yard, what you are doing with the droppings, etc.
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC

  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.

    Like Mahonri stated, maybe make something which can be taken down quite easily. He shouldn't have a problem with that. Good luck, and enjoy your babies.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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  9. countrygirlatheart

    countrygirlatheart Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Huffman Texas
    [​IMG] from Huffman, texas [​IMG]

    look at the small "tractor" type coops....good Luck

  10. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    H1, aaronj! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Try bribing with a promise of future free eggs!!! *smile*

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