Hello from Fort Worth TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OldHippieChick, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. OldHippieChick

    OldHippieChick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm totally new to urban chicken farming. I just got my second-hand coop and six 9 month old Black Sex Link hens off Craig's List. I called code compliance to ask them about the legal parts and was told the coop could be right up next to my house as long as it's 25 ft from each neighbors home. I assumed I could believe what she said as fact. I made my purchases based on her response. Well, then I read the rules myself and I came away from it understanding that my house was exempt from the 50' but I still had to have the coop 50' from each neighbors home on each side. Since I was confused I called my code compliance officer for my area. She didn't know either so she called her supervisor and called me back to tell me I had to have it 50 ft from my house and any other house. Who knows which of us is right when three different people come up with three different interpretations. And of course this is all after the fact, so I guess I'm a chicken outlaw now. Ah well.

    Anyway I am here to learn all I can to make my girls lives more pleasant and healthy and to meet people with similar interests.... at least until the city comes after me (?). So far the only real drama has been getting my dog to calm down. He's SO eggcited with his new friends. He whines and shakes and wags his tail and then he bursts out in wild pleading shrill barking. He managed to get past me and darted into the coop today and to my surprise, no one freaked out.

    So here I am. Any room for an Outlaw like me?
    PS: Today I learned that it's not a coup, it's a coop. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  2. thomaschickens

    thomaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2012
    Washougal, WA
    Welcome to BYC OHC! It makes it really frustating and hard to follow the rules when no one can tell you exactly what they are [​IMG] Congrats on the new coop...and becoming an outlaw LOL
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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
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  4. [​IMG] from Stephenville Texas [​IMG] We are almost neighbors
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  5. OldHippieChick

    OldHippieChick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    Thanks for the welcome Thomas and muttsfan :)
    Ah Stephenville... I went to school at Tarleton and worked at Jake & Dorothys and Jose's (I heard they are gone now). We actually *could* have been neighbors back then :).
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
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  7. Jose's is gone but Jake & Dorthy's is still going strong[​IMG] they still have the greasiest waffle fries around.

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  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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