Hi, I'm new and living in Sacramento-area, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by khayfer, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. khayfer

    khayfer New Egg

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    We are seriously considering getting some chickens but we have a rather small backyard and neighbors on either side so I have tons of questions, starting with if this would even be possible.
    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi & [​IMG] I think you need to check your city ordinances and laws on keeping poultry. Many cities allow it but with limits and restrictions. Also might want to find out if your neighbors would be ok. If your city allows but your neighbors complain they could make it miserable for you. If you find you can get some hens, check out the Learning Center on this site as, it will give you lots of great information to get you started. Good luck!
     
  3. Miss Molly

    Miss Molly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Molly in Newcastle ;)
     
  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. Check with your city & if allowed get set up with a coop & fenced run - you dont want them to visit your neighbors lol. You can get coop info on here or check your local feed store. Welcome to the world of chickens & fresh eggs. You will never want to buy eggs from the store again :)
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, khayfre, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Hope you aer able to get yourself some abckyard chickens!! Best of luck!
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined. Best of luck getting your new chickens
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Modesto, for sure check with your city's laws/ordinances regarding chickens 1st. I don't have to make nice with my neighbors since one grows a "cash crop" and the others are renters with the two most annoying dogs on the planet. Good luck.
     

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