1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Hoping to get some chickens soon!

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

  1. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2012
    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

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined.Good lluck and have fun. :thumbsup
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Hi && Welcome!!!
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by