New and is it even possible?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FurkinChickens, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. FurkinChickens

    FurkinChickens New Egg

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    Doing my research on what it takes to do this. I live in Springfield Illinois. Not even sure if we are allowed to have them in our back yard. Finding any regulation, rules or permits is proving difficult. We are wanting 3-4 for eggs. I may become a regular here or this may all end if not allowed to do it. Thanks for letting me in. Hopefully you all can help me out.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  3. FurkinChickens

    FurkinChickens New Egg

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    Who do I even go to for permits?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!!

    Definitely stop by the link that Yorkshire Coop has left for you. Also, call your local city or town hall. They should know the laws in your county and if not, should be able to direct you to the right place for information.

    You might also stop by our state thread too and chat with your chicken neighbors there about how they may have gotten laws changed or whether you can keep chickens in your town.....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37/illinois

    Good luck and I sure hope you can get some chickens soon!!
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] I hope everything works out and you are able to get some chickens.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I've been to Springfield several times. Lovely place!
     
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