Hello from Markham, Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sundae1888, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. sundae1888

    sundae1888 New Egg

    Sep 16, 2010
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I don't have any chickens and I don't know anything about them. [​IMG]

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I don't have any chickens. [​IMG]

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I don't have any chickens. [​IMG]

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Hiking, internet, gaming, reading, blogging...

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We have a toddler son. No pets. I'm a software developer and never had any pets other than goldfishes. Hubby is a product manager and never had any pets. We don't know anything about keeping animals. And we don't have green thumbs.

    We live in a single-family detached home in residential area. The backyard backs to a railroad track, so we have one less neighbour to worry about. The next door neighbour on one side keeps pigeons -- there are at least two lofts. (I'm not sure about the legality of the pigeon lofts though.)

    The reason I'm considering keeping chickens in my backyard is to provide the freshest, organic, and hormone-free eggs to my egg-loving toddler. My mom, who doesn't live with us but comes over to our house every day to take care of my son, lived on a farm when she was very young and had raised chicken, so we have a little bit of expertise we can tap on.

    I joined this forum because I want to learn more about the legality of raising chickens in my town (and how best to make it legal if it isn't), the financial and time investments required, and the know-how.
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Welcome from near Chatham, ON.!!!! Can't help you much with the city ordinances, except to check your bylaws. How are your neighbours? Obvioulsl one love his pigeons, --would the other be accepting of chickens?
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Read as much as you can here and jump in with both feet!
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    BYC is the place to be then! Welcome ;D
  8. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Western WI
    [​IMG] from Wisconsin, USA!
  9. Saba

    Saba Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2012
    I am also from Markham, my backyard back end also facing road, only 2 side neighbors, i love to have chickens in my back yard, why not we should submit an application to our city Govt. to make it legal, if pigeons are allowed, why not chickens, these are more productive and use full birds as compare of pigeons.

  10. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
    hi from california and [​IMG]

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