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Hoping to get some chickens soon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SleepyOwl, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have wanted chickens for years, but I live in town, and just figured they wouldn't allow it. So, I have been saving the dream for the day when we move to the country (my even bigger dream!) I finally found the ordinance online for my town that says that I CAN have chickens! I haven't actually gotten the permit yet, but plan to do so this week. I have been busy researching to figure out how many chickens I can afford to have. (Minnesota winters = a bigger, insulated coop, which = more money than I want to spend.) I just can't see spending more than a couple hundred bucks for a coop.

    Well, I visited my dad yesterday (who I don't see very often, but who shares my love for chickens), and he helped solve that problem. He has lots of chickens, and said I can just bring mine there for the winter. If I just take them there for the coldest 2-3 months of the year, which means I can make a much simpler coop, and not have to worry about it so much. I am hoping to move to the country in the next year or two, and then I can invest in a nice large coop, or hopfully find a property that already has a nice shed waiting to become a home for lots of chickens!

    So, I am hoping to get 4-6 chickens. I want a silkie or two, and my dad has a bunch of chicks that are a few weeks old and said he would give me a few! I will also have a place to "retire" my birds when they quit laying, unless of course we become especially attached to any, then they will just stay here instead of becoming soup. ;)

    So now I am just trying to figure out which design I want to use for a coop, and if I want to go with a chicken tractor, or a more permanent coop.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined.Good lluck and have fun. :thumbsup
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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