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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tomgeist, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. tomgeist

    tomgeist Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2014
    Hi all...this is more a diversion for me than something I'll actually going to do. My #2 niece raises chickens and she offered to let us have three hens last year. I thought it was a great idea. My wife nixed the idea stating 1) chickens are noisy, 2) chickens are stinky, 3) eggs are dangerous. There's enough room in our backyard for a small chicken tractor and although there's a town ordinance against farm animals, the population of my town is 600 and as long as there isn't a noisy rooster in the bunch, nobody would say a word in protest. Still - the wife says no.

    I just met a new neighbor across the street and she wants chickens but her husband doesn't. I'm trying to convince a manager where I work he and his family need a chicken tractor in their back yard (they live in a town of 200..max) but they're not sure.

    Either I'm in the wrong place or I married the wrong person...[​IMG]
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]

    I understand that as I once had a wife that said the same thing
    but now thing's are different [​IMG]

    A little bit of everything 7 Geese [​IMG]

    16 Easter Egger's [​IMG]

    My EE's at 10 weeks [​IMG]

    More of them [​IMG]

    Adult Spangled Russian Orloff hens[​IMG]

    Aflack the Duck [​IMG]

    New Russian Orloff chicks 3 weeks old

    molted Houdan's Rooster & Hen


    Now these guy's make more noise then any flock of Roosters [​IMG]

    And we even get guest from time to time this is Bobcat
    also known as the predator [​IMG]

    Our town is about the same size but I do not have anyone
    who lives closer then 100 meters and they are not a problem
    as they have been in jail for more then 3 years [​IMG]

    Enjoy your time here at BYC and you can call your flock
    a virtual flock [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Maybe you need to find an old lonely neighbor who would be happy for you to use her yard for your chickens. [​IMG]

  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Um not sure about the married part lol but good luck to you.
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    It is hard to convince your other half to see it your way. Chickens are not loud, stinky and the homegrown eggs are way more healthy for you than store bought eggs. But all this being said, I think you need to become good friends with a good neighbor and start raising a flock there. So sorry.

    But I do welcome you to BYC! Good luck getting yourself a flock!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck convincing somebody they want chickens....
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

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