Hello from Virginia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4mom82, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. 4mom82

    4mom82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been lurking for awhile, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I live in VA. I have 4 children and 3 grandbabies. I homeschool my 12 year old son who has special needs. He loves gardening, and decided that he wanted some chickens. After researching the breeds, I decided silkies would be best for us. We had 3 to hatch out Friday, and we have more eggs due to hatch in 2 weeks. It was so sweet to see my son coaxing the little chicks to hatch. We're hooked already! I've noticed that many people won't ship hatching eggs to VA. Why is that?
     
  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    because our state government, like the federal government, is too large, has too many regulations, and wants to be in our business at every level. welcome to byc. i am in va too. i think they actually might be rethinking that law.
     
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    [​IMG] From the Black Hills! Glad you joined! [​IMG]

    AnnElise
     
  4. 4mom82

    4mom82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! How ridiculous!! [​IMG]
     
  5. 4mom82

    4mom82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcome!! I've learned so much from you guys already! [​IMG] The government thing really ticks me off though.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Some states have specific testing requirements for different diseases that breeders must have done before shipping into that state.
     
  7. k3llyVA

    k3llyVA Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Arlington VA, where we are trying to get zoning ordinances changed so that we can have backyard chickens too! Be sure to check out the "Virginia" thread in the "Where am I? Where are you!" forum to meet more Virginia folks.

    I was recently searching for "Virginia" in other forums, and I remembered reading about the egg shipping question. This post has a bit more detail:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ople-selling-eggs-chicks-not-ship-to-virginia
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Welcome from Kansas!!
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG]Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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