Hello from Livermore, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaHenJenn, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. MamaHenJenn

    MamaHenJenn Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been wanting to raise chickens in our backyard for some time. We live in a condo, so we have a very small backyard. We are raising our two chicks inside and I've been obsessively searching for the right affordable coop on-line. I'm not sure what to do? My husband isn't handy. I am, but I'm a full-time grad student in the most intense quarter, and we have a 1 and 3 year old. I know it will all workout. I plan on calling the city tomorrow to get a permit incase my neighbors decide to complain, which I don't think they will, but I'm on the board of our HOA here and I want to have all my chicks in a row. I was hoping to figure out how to get intouch with other BYC memebers in my area...
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Go to the Social forum click on "Where are you? Where am I!" and locate your state's thread. Welcome to BYC.
     
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  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, MamaHenJenn, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Chickens are very adaptable and won't care if they have a have an old doghouse or the Taj Mahal of coops. Lots of folks on BYC have built simple coops from reclaimed and re-purposed materials such as pallets. Lots of good scrounging around old construction sites. Take a look at the Coops section below for ideas and best of luck to you!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
     
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  6. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck, too!
     
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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  8. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warm welcome to BYC! Hope everything goes well for you!
     
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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] If you want to chat with members in your area look for your state thread in the Where am I? Where are you! section. I think building your own coop would work out cheaper for you. Prebuilt ones are pricey and often not quite what they seem like online... There's lots of plans and designs for small to large coops in the link Redsoxs posted for you. Enjoy!
     
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