Hello from Connecticut!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kimberleylb, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Kimberleylb

    Kimberleylb New Egg

    Mar 28, 2012
    HI Everyone! I'm new to the group. I found your site when I started to look up information about town ordinances for keeping chickens. Your site has more information than the actual town website. The ordinance isn't clear it only states that they are allowed to inspect or take down a coop and I'm really not even sure if what I'm reading is current. I suppose I'll have to call New Britain City Hall to know for sure. If I can't legally keep them here I'm pretty sure I can at my Dad' since he lives in Berlin but we shall see. Regardless of where I keep them (I'm open to renting out a space in a town that allows them), I want to learn as much as I can before I take the plunge.

    BUT despite all of the minor details, I think your site is cool! There's a ton of information on here and I can't wait to read up on everything.

    I've had a bird fancy for quite some time. I love all kinds of birds and have kept a bird feeder (which the squirrels mostly eat out of) for years. We have several families of birds that live in my backyard and one of them happens to be a hawk family that tried to dine on me and my 25 pound cocker spaniel once. They didn't get to him or me because I scared them by standing up. I also took the dog into the house because I didn't want to push my luck.

    Having hawk so close to the house does make me a little leery about having chickens. I'm not sure how to protect them aside from the coop. I have a heated garage too but I'm not sure how they'd feel about being so close to my dog and cat that live inside the house.

    As you can see I'm not all that knowledgeable and I have several things to consider. This is a new interest of mine and I want to learn as much as I can.

    Some of my other interests are writing, reading, crocheting, yoga, gardening, cooking, and baking.

    Looking forward to meeting all of you.

  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. I hope you are able to have chickens. I have to keep my chicken's pen covered with a heavy duty netting to keep the hawks at bay. :clap
  4. Kimberleylb

    Kimberleylb New Egg

    Mar 28, 2012
    [​IMG] Feeling the love on the forum!!! Hi Kidcody and 4-h Chicken Mom!!! I sure hope I can keep chickens too. I think my daughters could learn a lot from this experience. They both love animals but I think that love could go so much deeper once they see where our food comes from-- at least that's what I believe.

    My youngest is 4 and she got to hold a baby chick for the first time last year at one of the local fairs around here. The man was really sweet and patient with my daughter and that made the experience so nice because my daughter wasn't exactly gentle with the chick at first. The amazement in her eyes was so priceless though.
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  7. CityMouse

    CityMouse New Egg

    Mar 29, 2012
    Coincidentally I was just researching the same thing in East Hartford. Our Town Clerk's office is incredibly helpful and forwarded me to the Health Department. I would never have thought to look there! Maybe it's where New Britain hides them too?
    My motherinlaw has the chickens, up in the NW corner, and my daughter wants them in our back yard. It probably won't be at this house, because we have an "overcomplainer" next door. (The sort of person has called the fire department about us "burning trash" when we were using a wood grill in our back yard...yikes.)
  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    [​IMG] from new flock owner in Va. 25 white leghorns, 25 Cornish X rocks, 10 black Australorps, 5 New Hampshire reds, 4 Araucanas,3 Dominique's and one mystery chick. this site is invaluable to all that grace it pages.
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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