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New member from Florida suburb

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hammerstix, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Hammerstix

    Hammerstix Hatching

    Apr 12, 2012
    I had chickens growing up as a kid in Northeat Ohio. I've been living in a tropical paradise (Florida) for almost 20 years. Recently I've been thinking of raising a few chickens here in the suburbs. Hens only, no roosters. Eggs are the staple in our diet & knowing from growing up w/farm fresh eggs how much more you get from a home grown happy chicken vs. mass factory egg producer.

    I have a friend willing to give me a cage but Im concerned if having dogs in such an enclosed space would create stress on the chickens & prohibit them from producing enough eggs to make worth the while.

    My dogs (sheperd & chihuaha) are indoor dogs but enjoy their backyard. Will they ever get used to the chickens enough to not cause any stress?

  2. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Songster

    Hello and Welcome from Sugarloaf Mountain, Clermont, Florida. Come on over and join the Florida thread, you will meet lots of chicken people who can help you out here in Florida. Where are you from? Ask all you questions on the Fla. thread and people will be glad to help you out.

  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Someday I hope to escape from northeast Ohio as well. :thumbsup
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  6. Welcome from Fern Park...
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer


  8. Rocky, Could you please post a link to the Florida thread? I'm new, as well, and can't seem to find the main thread. Thanks, Carol
  9. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  10. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Songster

    Rocky,    Could you please post a link to the Florida thread?  I'm new, as well, and can't seem to find the main thread.  Thanks, Carol
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

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