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Hello from PA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Malissa, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Malissa

    Malissa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi there! My name is Malissa. We live in the Reading/Allentown PA area. Rural, however, ordinances say we need 3 acres for 'livestock and poultry' and we have just over 1. Spoke with authorities and was told that if the neighbor's don't complain, they don't care. Our neighbor's are Mennonite, so not only won't they care...they will probably get some too or at least help us with ours when we go away! I am researching coop designs, combing craigslist for free cheap already made coops and deciding what breed (s) to try (easter eggers are winning and/or Rhode Island Reds). We have afew months to get everything ready before chick season. Also trying to figure out where we can get afew chicks. I was thinking no more than 5 birds...but wanted to see if I should start with afew more chicks in case we lose any? Any advice on that would be appreciated! I hope to transform the chicken coop area into a nice spot for the chickens and the kids and i will plant a chicken garden full of things they will love to eat! The kids are super excited and my favorite childhood memory is checking for eggs at my grandparents house! (minus the rooster who used to chase my brother up a tree...I never heard my Grandfather laugh so hard!)
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad to have you here.
     
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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  5. CHICKS3

    CHICKS3 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from West Michigan!
     
  7. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] &aloha from Hawaii! [​IMG]
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello Mallisa, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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