New to raising chickens in Urban Philadelphia.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by michaelmanney, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. michaelmanney

    michaelmanney New Egg

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    My name is Michael and I live on an aspiring urban homestead. Thast is to say we are aspiring to be as self sufficient as possible in an urban setting, but it is slow going. We just started raising chickens in the spring and started with 3 mixed heritage breed hens. Two of them turned out to be roosters so we got rid of them. Since then we rescued a small golden hen from the fox ridden land of my uncle. She was the last of her flock to survive the fox there. We also picked up 4 chicks around easter, one of which died 4 or 5 weeks into it for unknown reasons. the 5 chickens that are currently in our flock in order of age are: unidentified golden hen, speckled sussex, barred rock, gold laced wyandotte, and black australorp. They have a large run and coop in our backyard and seem pretty happy. Would love to connect with other chicken owners in Philly.
    Michael
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Go to the Pennsylvania thread, Social section - "Where am I? Where are you?". You should be able to contact Philadelphia area members there.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined is
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Macro

    Macro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from California. It's always nice to hear about self sufficient people and poultry raisers in urban or suburban areas!
     
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    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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