Hello from Chicago

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dhisle2, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. dhisle2

    dhisle2 Hatching

    Oct 2, 2013

    My name is Danielle, I live in Chicago. This year I am in my senior thesis industrial design class, and for my project I am researching the new 'urban chicken movement' on how to raise chickens in the city. For my project I would really like to fully immerse myself in the project and am in the process of actually raising a chicken during this year. The only problem is that I don't have the space for them and if I do raise a chicken I want to be able to give it everything it needs. I grew up on a farm so I understand animals needing their space and I don't want to jeopardize that. In the mean time I would love it if anybody through this Back Yard Chickens organization that would be willing to help me out with discussing with me how you raise your chickens, the sturggles you face, if you would want to change anything, or what parts are the best parts of the whole process and so forth. If anyone would be generous enough to help just message me through here. Thank you so much!
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If you get bantams they require less space- silkies don't even fly so they would be perfect. I would also suggest getting two chickens, as one by itself will be terribly lonely.

    There are many kinds of bantams if you want to go that route.

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Actually seramas were bred to be house pets in Malasia - they are one of the smallest breeds of chicken. Silkies are also good as house pets and both of them do okay with confinement - if you don't have much space.

    I think you would get better response if you go to "where am I, where are you," in the social forum so you can locate and post on your state thread. I know I have greeted others that are in Chicago, some in St.Charles, Fox Valley etc. But most people answering on here are many states away or even Australia or UK, so wouldn't be able to help you at all.

    Good luck with your project.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You got some good suggestions here, so I'll just say good luck with your project!
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I would recommend against using your full name and location in a public forum, there are a lot of really strange folks out there that troll websites looking for personal info. Sending an individual a private message is a better way to share that kind of info. You can use the little pencil icon in the lower left corner of your post to edit it.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Danielle, welcome to BYC.
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!

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