New member in Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SJHoover, May 3, 2016.

  1. SJHoover

    SJHoover New Egg

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    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Steven and my wife is Joy. We have two awesome little boys whom we are trying to teach some good old fashion and sensible values. Things like being considerate, kind and helpful. We also want them to be more self-sustaining like learning to garden and grow their own food. We have a pretty good size back yard and thought it would be great to have either chickens or bees in, or possible both. When we recently got really serious about it we decided first on chickens. I thought, "well we used to live in nearby Dayton, where chickens were allowed, but we didn't have the yard for them". Now we have a yard, but they aren't allowed in Beavercreek, Ohio. We I searched through Google I saw this site and noticed people were having the same issue and in the same city. I hope some things can be changed with regards to the chickens. I've downloaded the city ordnance on beekeeping and may have to go with that unless something changes soon with the chicken-keeping. Hopefully we can have both. I love honey but I can't live without eggs[​IMG]
     
  2. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie Queen of Stache

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined the site! I wish you the best!
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    :welcome
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you decided to join us.

    Here's hoping your ordinance gets changed so you can have chickens and bees [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Steven and welcome to BYC - good luck with dealing with the "geniuses" that write the red tape!

    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope you prevail - bee keeping isn't what I could call 'child friendly." Sometimes an ordinance will allow quail, guineas or ducks but, NOT chickens.
     
  8. SJHoover

    SJHoover New Egg

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    Ha ha ha, as weird as that sounds, it wouldn't surprise me that they would allow other foul like quail, ducks or guineas.
     
  9. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    We live in Ohio too! I hope that one day you can get chickens, they are a blast!
    henny1129
     

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