Hello from North Carolina!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jsweevil, May 29, 2016.

  1. Jsweevil

    Jsweevil Just Hatched

    May 29, 2016
    I have been reading these forums for a while since they always show up in any google image search of chickens but I just now joined so I could actually get in on the conversations.

    I have had my backyard flock for 3 years now, but I have had plenty of chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, and other sundry livestock in the past. In 1998 we moved to our current location which is inside city limits, although the "city" only has around 300 residents. Still we have to be careful when it comes to upsetting the neighbors. For years we only had pets like dogs, cats and a few rabbits. When my beloved dog died 4 years ago, we put off getting a new one, and I decided to go with chickens instead. Chickens can't be any noisier than a barking dog, their poop can be used in the garden, but dog poop can't, and you certainly can't eat puppies in the morning with a side of bacon. To me it was a much better alternative.

    Asking around, there aren't any official ordinances against having chickens inside the city limits, and I have businesses on either side of me, and a public school across the road, so there really aren't many obstacles to raising them, and I already have a 5 foot chain link fence in a rather large back yard. Now I have a problem every Spring though. I cannot control myself. All it takes is the sound of peeping in the feed store to set me off. We have lost a few of our original small flock of 4 Buff Orpingtons, but each year we add more, Now we have Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Araucana, and this year added Amberlinks a few Cornish Cross for meat production, and three black surprises that I have no idea what breed they will be.

    I really can't wait to get started in the forums and I look forward to being a member!
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015
    Hi, and :welcome

    OMGoodness, yes, those chick peeps in feed store bins get me every time. :love so hard to not take home a boxful. :lol:
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
  4. Jsweevil

    Jsweevil Just Hatched

    May 29, 2016
    Oops I meant Ameraucana not Araucana! Thanks for the welcome!
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us make yourself at home and ask as many questions as needed.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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