Hello from NJ! Moving to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dougproudman, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. dougproudman

    dougproudman New Egg

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    Hi Everyone, I currently live in Stockton, NJ with my wife, Jake (4), Luke (2) and 3 Rhode Island Reds. I love my chickens soooo much. Although a bit dangerous for them, I let them out of the coop quite a bit and they free range the propery. They are such sweet and seemingly happy birds, and my kids love them.

    The sad bit is we are relocating to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in the next few months. I want to take our chickens, but not sure if they are allowed on the small properties on the Island. I've been looking online for th regulations, but so far can't figure it out. I guess I could call the municipal building or something like that, but first I'd ask here to see if anyone knew.

    Kindly,
    Doug
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Your best bet is to call the local city hall in this new place and ask them. They should be able to tell you all you need to know. We do have a Local Chicken Laws and How To Change Them section you might take a look through or start a new thread in....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them

    I sure hope you can keep your flock! If you can, when you do move them, put them in cardboard boxes with lots of bedding for firm footing. Cut some air holes for oxygen in the top and sides of the boxes and keep them dark and quiet. They will do so much better if kept in dimly lit area of the moving vehicle. Stop often to let them out to eat, drink and stretch their legs. They should be fine.

    Good luck with this. I sure hope you can keep chickens in your new area!
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    TwoCrow's has given good advice.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My daughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. TwoCrows has given you some good advice and a good link. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope you are able to have chickens on Hilton Head Island. Good luck.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope you are able to have chickens at your new home.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    hope things turn out alright for your family and chickens.
     
  9. dougproudman

    dougproudman New Egg

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you so much for your warm welcomes and advice. I will definitely take it.
    I'll let you all know the outcome.

    Kindly,
    Doug
     
  10. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     

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