Hi from- Underground in Chicago Suburbs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggsnob, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. eggsnob

    eggsnob In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Hi, I am currently in a city that does have a law on chickens. AGAINST THEM. ha. So Im underground. I have a beautiful blue coop that my husband built from a picture online I wish I could post but Im new so I can't. I currently have:
    2 mystery pullets- rescues
    3 wheaton ameraucanas- laying, rescues
    2 olive egger pullets- rescues
    1 barred rock pullet
    1 bantam lavender ameraucana show quality- laying
    1 bantam wheaton ameraucana- pullet
    1 white bearded silkie- pullet possible roo
    1 RIR- pretty sure he's a roo too (4 months old)

    I took some from a feed store where they were dropped off urine soaked and matted with mud. She told me they were from a backyard / apartment in the city. Yea, Im a softy but now they are healthy happy birdies.

    Im hoping to rehome most of them because I only want 6 in our backyard at the moment and I have my eyes set on other breeds.

    Im working to change our laws but I live in a pretty high brow area where the "Slums" are no less than $300k houses! ha!!!!

    I have 4 little girls who socialize the chicks well. You should see how high they can bounce on our trampoline ha ha ha!!!! DOH.

    My husband is a firefighter and loves to build things and keep busy on his days off. Im hoping to get a flemish rabbit soon to hop around our yard. We have a 6' privacy fence and we free range during the day. All my neighbors are excited to have natural eggs! HURRY UP SPRING!

    Jenns Henns (-:
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  2. [​IMG] from West Virginia! Now, we know you don't mean to break the law, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do!! [​IMG]That sounds like a great flock of birds!! Good luck getting the laws changed. Everyone I talked to before I got my chickies, told me chickens were messy and they stank. Well, apparently, they never cleaned the coop and pen. [​IMG] Keep us posted on the law situation.

    Welcome to the coop! [​IMG]
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Best of luck!
  4. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
    good luck to ya. :) and remember: if chickens are outlawed, only outlaws will have chickens. :)
  5. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, eggsnob, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Good luck with your clandestine chicken efforts!
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Greetings from 'The Rolling Hills" of Kentucky! You gotta do what you gotta do! Good for you. Way to go! [​IMG]

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  9. eggsnob

    eggsnob In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Wow you guys are great! I think I should call us outlaws for sure. My husband has quite the firefighter stashe growing as we speak ha ha.
  10. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chirping

    Sep 25, 2012
    My Coop
    There is a lot of great people and info here.......[​IMG]

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