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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leaguepark, Mar 30, 2009.
I am planning to raise a couple chickens for eggs here in Cleveland. Open to all suggestions. Thanks
Welcome from Indiana...
Hello, from Ashtabula County, Ohio!
We have 14 hens and 1 roo that are each a different Large Fowl breed.
Find out what the regulations are in your town. If you're in the 'burbs or city, I would think there would be a max number of hens allowed, but no roos.
Then all the usual stuff applies - predators, feed, water, grit, oyster shell for layers, and housing. There are lots of options for housing. If you only have a couple birds, even a large dog house or small shed mades good housing.
I personally think Dominiques and Wyandottes are perfect for our unpredictable NE Ohio weather. But Jersey Black Giants are my all time favorite breed.
ETA: Here is the Ohio BYC thread... you may be able to find some neighbors -
Hello! Are you in the city? Or the suburbs? We are. Would love to find out how its going with you, your chickens, your neighbors. Over here, its so far, so good, only one little rumour of complaining neighbors. Mostly, the chickens get nice visits from people who like them. We are careful to keep it all tidy, too. Do you have plans for a coop design? Ours is still a work in progress. Let us know how it goes, and good luck!
Glad to have you here!
I spent a lot of time in Cleveland last summer. I love Little Italy. Mmmm!
Welcome from Knox County! Best of luck with your chicken adventure!
keljonma is quite right that Dominiques and Wyandottes do great here. All the chickens in my signature weathered the cold very well. The buckeyes are supposed to do very well, and I am trying those out this year, with eggs from BuckeyeDave.