New guy here from New Jersey!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Beachbum18, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Beachbum18

    Beachbum18 Hatching

    Apr 22, 2018
    Hello all,

    New guy on the block. Doing my research on raising chickens, and it looks like I came to the right place! I've been reading up over the past few weeks, and luckily, before I built a coop, I checked the town ordinances. Unfortunately, chickens are prohibited. On a positive note, several towns have modified their animal ordinances to allow chickens, with some restrictions. So I'm gathering info to prepare a case for my town to do the same.

    This will be our first time raising chickens, so I want to do it right from the start if/when the town allows chickens. I tend to research the heck out of things before jumping in.

    I'm married with two grown children, and we've had several pets over the years. We currently have a 1 year old mixed breed terrier/herding dog that was a rescue from Puerto Rico. I'm in the IT field, and have been for over 30 years, and my wife is an elementary school teacher. I enjoy working my vegetable garden, and always look for better ways of doing things. And, as you can probably tell from my forum nickname, I enjoy going to the beach regularly with my family.

    I'm looking forward to spending lots of time here learning from everyone. Hopefully, I won't ask the same questions that have been answered here before, and will make good use of the search function. :)

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Hi, bum, welcome to BYC.... and tji the poultry adventure!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome Beachbum, hope you will enjoy your time spent here :yesss:
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
  5. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie 4D Personality

    Sep 30, 2014

    I'm glad you joined! I hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do!
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Beachbum Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop

    I hope you can get chicken in your city!
  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frowHello and welcome to the flock! I wish you best of luck with your endeavours... I’ve never understood towns that don’t allow a few hens.
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    :welcome Hope you learn all you need to and enjoy yourself in the process!:woot

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