New - in MD (HoCo)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by doxallo, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. doxallo

    doxallo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all - I'm Janice and I'm brand spankin' newbie here! I live in MD (HoCo) and have been contemplating 'backyard chickens' for a while now. I am in the process of moving and am taking this opportunity to go for it! So I'm reading and researching and hope to have a coop built by next spring. I figured I'd move in sans chickens lest I freak out my neighbors. I'll be moving later this month.

    So I wanted to say hello and hope some other MDers find me!!! I'd love to chat, visit, see your chickens, coop, etc if anyone is open to that please let me know!

    Oh, should say that I'm just interested in a few egg layers for now - not up for breeding or anything just yet! [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!
    JANICE
     
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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Eastern Shore! You are welcome to come and visit my coop and flock any time you venture over to the beach.
     
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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Have fun planning and getting chickens

    Imp
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  5. doxallo

    doxallo Out Of The Brooder

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    YAY!! Thanks! I may take you up on that. We travel that way several times a year! Was supposed to be heading to OC end of this month, but my first grandchild is schedule to make his grand entrance into the world, so I'm sticking close to home, but definitely in August or September. Can I PM you?
     
  6. doxallo

    doxallo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Imp and 4-H Mom! [​IMG]
     
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutely. I would love to meet you!
     
  8. doxallo

    doxallo Out Of The Brooder

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    PM sent! [​IMG] now I'm off to find a snack and fall into bed! Will be back tomorrow!
     
  9. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    [​IMG] from Connecticut!

    I know you didn't ask for any advice, but...if you haven't already checked your new town's municipal code and zoning ordinances, you might want to look into it before jumping into chickens. We actually called the town hall before ordering our chickens and coop and got WRONG advice from the town clerk. So, we're outlaws, but we're ok with that. As long as we have no roosters, everyone is happy. [​IMG]

    It's also generally a good idea to run the plan past your new neighbors. People like to feel as though their opinions matter (even if they don't!) and I've found this to be especially true in the realm of chicken-keeping neighbors.

    I hope it works out just the way you planned as chicken-keeping really is a wonderful hobby. Best wishes to you in your move!
     
  10. Brand New Chicken Momma

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    Quote:I am also from the eastern shore, where are you at goldfinches?
     

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