New Member in SE Portland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zzfrances, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. zzfrances

    zzfrances New Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Hello, we have acquired four Buff Orpington chicks courtesy of Principal Sarah at Sunnyside School. It's our first time keeping chickens, though I did once work on a large-scale chicken farm in Israel, collecting eggs twice a day from 10,000 chickens. We think these chicks are about 6 weeks old. They are still spending weekdays in the first grade classroom and weekends at our house, until they are ready for the outdoor coop. My main question right now is about getting the neighbors' permission and figuring out how close to our backyard fence we can set up the coop. I'm sure I'll find all that info in your archives!
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  3. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Welcome, neighbor! I just moved from Portland 6 months ago. I didn't have chickens there, just when I got down here to Eugene. I'm not sure about the ordinances up there. I know down here you can have two chickens, and more with neighbor permission. NO Roosters are allowed in the City.

    Frankly, I have 5 chickens and haven't received any permission from neighbors. Never asked, either. For the most part, I don't think people hear the hens....they chalk it up to the resident birds lingering around. Not that I'm telling you to be deceptive, but unless you have a jerk neighbor, you should be fine. How many are you getting? That may make a difference, too.
  4. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Oh never mind, I just saw you said 4.
  5. ChickenDogDuck

    ChickenDogDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    [​IMG] from another Oregonian. [​IMG]
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  8. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Everett, Washington
    A BiG howdy-do from the Evergreen state. [​IMG]
  9. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]
  10. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana!

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