Newbie in Plainfield, IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TallMan23, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. TallMan23

    TallMan23 Hatching

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    Hello All,
    Newbie here.
    Since Plainfield, IL just passed an ordanance allowing backyard chicken coops, (hens only), I've been contemplating getting a coop and couple chicks. After a little light reading, I thought it might be a good idea to visit someone who actually is a backyard chicken owner to see first hand what it's really like, where they obtain supplies, things to watch out for, etc, before I dig into the detailed reading. Are there any Plainfield, Naperville, Oswego area owners that would like to mentor a potential owner and give a tour of their set up?
    Thanks,
    Mark
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012

  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    hi, welcome to BYC.....sorry, i dont live in ur area, but im sure u can find out a lot of information on here, and maybe some one around u who owns chickens
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetngs from Kansas, TallMan23, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us. I agree with the advice given by sumi. Good luck to you and hope you find a local to show you the ropes!
     
  5. Kirklandchick

    Kirklandchick In the Brooder

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    Hi and welcome! I'm in Northern IL, a little south of Rockford. Our town just passed an ordinance this summer allowing byc, and we've had our chickens for two months now. Luckily, a guy in the next town sells chickens, so we didn't buy ours as chicks, they were 5-6 monts old already and we started getting eggs the next day. I have pics of our coop posted in the Coops section. Look for Kirkland IL Coop if you want to see it. Our setup has been working great, easy to maintain (we have 6 hens). It has been so much fun! But also alot of $ invested. We have Farm & Fleet by us and that is where we buy our feed & supplies. I don't know how long of a drive it is from Plainfield to Kirkland, but you're more than welcome to come see our setup if you desire! :)
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
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    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. TallMan23

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    KirklandChick - I might take you up on it this spring.
    Thanks,
    Mark
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  10. Crafty-Duck

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