Hello from Japan (soon-to-be Fort Riley, Kansas)!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MsMoose, May 17, 2011.

  1. MsMoose

    MsMoose New Egg

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    Hello to everyone here! I have been lurking for some time now and have finally decided to make my introduction!

    We are a military family who is currently living in Japan on the outskirts of Tokyo. We're moving to Fort Riley, Kansas at the later part of this year. DH and I grew up and have lived all up and down on the east coast so we're excited to live in the Midwest and get to know someplace new!

    I have always been an animal lover, and DH used to work on his grandfather's quail farm in NC. He's not as fond of my future plans (his grandfather made him slaughter quail by hand for several summers...I think he's a bit numb to birds after that experience), but I used to own a quaker parrot and I love the idea of having birds in (or outside of) our home once again. We have a 21 month old daughter who loves animals as well and I would love for her to have this experience as well.

    We're hoping to find a home off base with a large enough fenced back yard for our dog and possibly a chicken coop. I found the Manhattan, KS ordinance allowing for chickens >25 ft from a house, but couldn't find anything about the Junction City area. I'm assuming they have the same rules...or is there no ordinance in Junction City?

    I'm hoping to be able to build our own chicken coop once we arrive, and hopefully after the winter is over getting some docile and friendly chickens to live in it (maybe 3-4?). I will be asking a TON of questions between now and then, so get ready!!!
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] Check the BYC L.O.R.E project for ordinance, it might have something.
    Enjoy the site!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I know yall will be glad to get back to the states!
     
  6. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck to you! Hope you find the perfect place to being your new adventure!
     
  7. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Georgia!!
     
  8. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Kansas,
     
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Hope you are able to get some birds when you get settled.
     
  10. Bria

    Bria Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi from Fort Leonard Wood-lost in the woods:) Welcome. We just got here 8 months ago and have been all over the east coast as well and CA and Germany-9 PCS's in 10 yrs. lol. Welcome and enjoy the BYC. Info on here is awesome! Safe travels back!
     

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