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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lburgar, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. lburgar

    lburgar In the Brooder

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    HI..always wanted to have chickens. Not getting any younger so I thought I'd do it before retirement. Living in city, Springfield, Illinois. No next door neighbor on one side and a parking lot for the Middle School on the other. No rules, laws except for a nuisance regulation but I am worried about getting any roosters. I did get a Silkie so I guess I'll have to wait to see! I'm very excited..documenting and researching everything and having a lot of fun. Will probably need a lot of advice as I move forward. Not sure how many chickens I can have with the space I have.

    I was a middle school teacher for 17 years and left due to stress for another job which is relatively stress free. Into all animals/wildlife and environmental conservation/issues.

    I have a 140 sq ft shed converted to a coop with a 14'x3' dog run attached. Both open to the yard, 38' x 23' which will be predator proof and net covered for the day.I still am not sure how many chickens I should have. Have 9 chicks already, all different breeds and am expecting the last 6 IF I can figure out if that's OK and not too many!!!
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Congrats on finally being able to have a flock! Watching chickens is a great way to relax, I bet you'll enjoy them :D
     
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby.

    Here are some links to key resources:
    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock! You might see if someone in your states thread in the other forum here lives in your area. They might be able to tell you what your flock limit would be there.
     
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  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
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  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Welcome! :frow
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :wee
     
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  10. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Welcome to BYC!​
     
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