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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LynnDJackson, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. LynnDJackson

    LynnDJackson Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new here and I'm in the research stage of getting backyard chickens. I'd like to tell you what my neighborhood deed restriction says about chickens and get some advice.

    "No horses, cows, hogs, poultry or livestock of and kind (other than house pets of reasonable size and number) may be kept on any lot."

    My hens will be my pets so I feel like I can get around this outdated deed restriction! Some people keep their dogs outside. The pet statement is very vague.

    Thanks and looking forward to getting to know y'all.

    Lynn
     
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - i wish you all the best with your deed issue!

    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It would be better is you truly had house pet chickens. Many folks do. The bantam breeds are especially good for indoors. Please check out "people with house chickens," thread. Banties can pass as exotic cage birds., especially silkies. If you have a regular chicken coop and run, there is always some neighbor who feels they have to turn you in.
     
  6. LynnDJackson

    LynnDJackson Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. LynnDJackson

    LynnDJackson Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick question... should there be a nesting box for each chicken in a coop? I am reading that the pre-fab coops from China are crap but are there any that are good?
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    There does not have to be a nest box for each individual bird as they all won't lay at the same time. It all depends how many you are going to be keeping.
    As for prefab coops they can be on the flimsy side and may need some up grades and some tinkering to make them better.
    The coop section is a great place to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
     
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