Hello from Joliet, IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JackieV, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. JackieV

    JackieV New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I'm considering raising chickens in my backyard. I have room for a coop and am in the beginning stages of learning what I need to get set up. When's the right time of year to start this adventure? Looking forward to some good information!
     
  2. White Leghorn

    White Leghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG]! I hope you find everything you need and more! The right time to embark on this wonderful journey would most definitely have to be Spring if you are thinking about raising chicks! Please PM me with any questions you may have!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. JackieV

    JackieV New Egg

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    Still trying to figure out if it's allowed. So far everything is pretty vague. Any suggestions?
     
  5. White Leghorn

    White Leghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may need to look at the laws and ordinances section of this website. If that doesn't help. You may want to contact your states Dept. of Agriculture and see what they say!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, JackieV, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!! Spring is definitely the time to begin - the biggest supply of chicks and materials. Make sure you take a look at threads below to get you off to a good start. Best wishes!

    The Learning Center gives the knowledge you need about poultry care and upkeep:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    The Baby Chicks forum is Q & A but reading the old thread gives you tons of useful info:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    The Coops thread shows you different styles and designs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Spring is a great time to start - welcome to BYC.
     
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG] Right now is a pretty good time. [​IMG]
     

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