Hi all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Apache Lady, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Apache Lady

    Apache Lady Hatching

    Aug 30, 2016
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and just want to introduce myself. I am a chicken addict living in Lake Elsinore, but moving soon to Central Oregon. I currently have 5 hens, 4 Americanas and one barred rock. I love my girls, but I will have to leave them behind, but at least the new homeowners want them! Eventually we will start a new flock in the spring at our new home. Hopefully lots more chickens!

    On that note though, an interesting thing my new homeowners insurance told me. I can't have more chickens than I would need for my family alone, because of e-coli. I was hoping to be able to sell the extra eggs?

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined us. I've never heard of an insurance regulation like that?? Doesn't seem like your insurer should be able to regulate what you do with eggs. So, if you wanted to sell them at a farmers market you'd be prohibited from doing that? Sounds fishy to me. I guess I'm not getting the connection between homeowners insurance and selling property that is yours....is that a state law? :idunno
  3. Apache Lady

    Apache Lady Hatching

    Aug 30, 2016
    I have no idea? She was just asking questions like "do you have livestock" and I told her we would be getting chickens in the spring. That was when she told me to make sure it's only enough chickens for my family because of the E-coli. Probably a liability thing. But it still concerns me that she brought it up.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Sounds like there's a bit of a nanny state thing going on. Guess that you could facetious and include your close or even extended family members in the head count for your family? [​IMG] All seems a bit bonkers to me, but such is life.

    Good luck and best wishes
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016

  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That's the craziest insurance policy I've ever heard! I wouldn't even know what to make of that...
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree that is a crazy policy. I think you need to join your state thread and ask around about that and see what other Oregonians think of it. Could you shop around for a different home insurance company?
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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