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Apr 16, 2014
My husband finally agreed to let me get a few chickens! I had Rhode Island reds growing up in Ohio, but now I am city living in LA! I need to get a permit, a coop, etc.
where do I begin? I am soooo excited!

Welcome to BYC!

First you will want to start with your town hall. I would call them to find out if you can keep chickens and if so, how many. If you run into any issues with the laws, you can stop by our Chicken Laws and How To Change Them section for help with getting the laws changed...

Next, you will want to stop by our learning center. Start by clicking on that first box at the top that says Getting Started. That will give you the push to get going! Then click on those other blocks for info on raising your new brood, building the coop, feeding and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators...

Then, (we are almost done, LOL) take a look at these two breeds pages. They have lots of quick info on the different attributes of the breeds...

Oh, and don't forget to take a look at our coops pages! Lots of great ideas for coops. Many of these are very easy to follow if you are handy with tools....

So this should get you started! If you have any further questions, that is what we are here for. Enjoy this new adventure and welcome to our flock!
Good luck with your poultry raising adventures, and I hope you find everything you need to know. Don't forget to take a look at BYC's very useful learning center (If you haven't already)! The learning center as well as the forum should answer your questions! There is always something new to learn! Glad to have you here! See you around with the flock.

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